I’ve been sacrificing my salaries for Anambra workers – Obiano
By Praise Necherem
Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, says he had not been receiving salaries since he assumed office as the governor of the state in 2014. Obiano further disclosed that he had continued to make that sacrifice monthly toward improved welfare of Anambra state workers, so as to ensure they received every allowance due to them.
Addressing workers at the state secretariat, Obiano noted that, in spite of the present economic challenges in the country, his administration had to maintain prompt payment of salaries and other allowances as well as payment of pensions and gratuity. He noted that he would embark on construction and reconstruction of more economic roads as soon as the economy improved.
Head of Service, Barr. Harry Udu, said that the governor had sustained improvements in the welfare of workers in the state, especially in areas like prompt payment of salaries, the release of training and re-training of workers.
“Despite the scourge and economic difficulties imposed by COVID-19 pandemic, salary alerts have been coming. The government has maintained prompt payment of salaries on every 25th of every month,” he said.
Udu assured that state workers would, as usual, receive a bag of rice each for the yuletide season, adding that “this is a gesture the governor has made as an annual ritual since the inception of the administration.”