Civil servants in Enugu State will enjoy a 13th month salary to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas with their loved ones.
This is as the State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, approved the payment of 13th month salary for staff of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.
The decision, part of the outcome of the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, was disclosed by the Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Chijioke Edeoga.
Edeoga who briefed newsmen on behalf of the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said that the state government, in the spirit of Christmas, has paid the December salary of all civil servants and staff of MDAs in the state, adding that the 13th-month salary will be paid “in a few days from now”.
He further disclosed that the council rewarded the student of Girls Secondary School, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu State, Miss Chidiogo Jane Onoh, who emerged the overall winner in the country of the maiden edition of the essay writing competition of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), with the sum of N250,000.00 and a laptop “to encourage her and other children of Enugu State to strive to excel wherever they are”.
“We are trying to convey the information that there is a reward for excellence, there is a reward for merit, there is a reward for hard work”, the commissioner said, adding that the council equally approved appreciation of some students of the state “who did very well in the National Mathematics Competition in Port Harcourt”.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Sir. Kama, added that the council consequently approved the sum of N250,000.00 and a laptop for the Enugu student that came first in the mathematics competition in Port Harcourt and N100,000.00 each for two other students of the state who took the second and third positions, respectively, stressing that the governor is education-friendly and the ALL was “a way of encouraging our students to emulate these ones”.
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