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General News of Thursday, 16 November 2023


Jubilation as PDP Governor Mbah approves new wage for Enugu workers

Peter Mbah Peter Mbah

Peter Mbah, the governor of Enugu, has put smiles on the faces of the workers in the state as he announced a cash award between N10,000 to N25,000 for them and assuring that his administration would soon conclude the discussion on new minimum wages.

Mbah made this known in a statement on his Twitter page on Thursday morning, November 16.

According to the PDP governor, the welfare of the workers in the state is his priority, and his administration is working on other social interventions aside from the cash transfer.

He noted that it was aimed to better the lives of the workers in Enugu state.

He also said that his administration had increased the state's social register enrolment from 43,000 to 260,000 and promised to support more people from the state with social interventions and cash transfers.

The governor stressed that the move was to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal on the lives of the common citizens of the state.

His statement reads in part:

"My administration is determined to achieve zero per cent poverty headcount index by 2031. We have set aside N1.5 billion for social development programmes like water and sanitation in our communities."

Mbah maintained that his administration targeted putting monetary value on all the social services for the workers and that it would weigh more than the debated N100.000 minimum wages.

See the tweet here: