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Enugu To Clear Workers Entitlements, Intensify Infrastructure Development

Posted: Sep 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu,



Enugu State Executive Council has approved the procurement of a bailout fund of over N4.2 billion (N4,207,000,000) for the state through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the liquidation of the outstanding salaries, pensions and arrears with subventions for parastatals, institutions and boards.

The council equally approved the procurement of N10 billion loan from the CBN for infrastructural development in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, made the disclosures while briefing journalists after the council’s meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Udeuhele explained that the approvals were sequel to the memoranda from the state Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Eucharia Offor, requesting for the approvals in view of the urgent need for the state government to clear all its workers’ entitlements and consolidate on its ongoing developmental projects in the state.

Udeuhele, who was accompanied in the press briefing by his Ministry of Commerce and Industry counterpart, Ogbu-Nwobodo and Culture and Tourism, Chika Smart Ogbe, said that the council also approved the relocation of motor mechanics and other allied workers in Enugu metropolis to the mechanic village Umuatugbuoma Akegbe Ugwu in Nkanu West local government area, sequel to a memo from the state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Sam Ogbu-Nwobodo.

According to the Information Commissioner, the council further mandated the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to open up more mechanic villages at Nsukka Urban, Emene, and Ninth Mile Corner among others, to improve the environmental status of the state’s urban areas as well boost its economic and commercial life.

The Enugu State House of Assembly had on Monday passed a resolution, authorizing Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to obtain a loan of over N14 billion on behalf of the state government.