OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has authorized the payment of N100,000 as a Christmas bonus to every civil servants, which has left the workforce cheerful.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Warisenibo Johnson, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Johnson said: “Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has approved N100,000 as Christmas bonus for the State’s civil servants.
“Governor Fubara gave the approval on Tuesday for immediate implementation to enable the civil servants to have a wonderful yuletide celebration.”
The Nigeria Labour Congress state branch expressed its gratitude for the permission and said it was praying for Governor Fubara. It said that no government has been that generous to workers in the state.
The State chairman of the NLC, Alex Agwanwo, announced the workers’ stance on Wednesday. Agwanwo claimed that since the gift note was made public on Tuesday night, employees have been jubilant. “It is a welcomed development. “Since that memo came out last night, I have received several calls from workers and you can see the level of joy among workers,” he noted.
“For the past eight years, this has never been done and it is happening now. This is the reason we will continue to support the governor in all his activities and programmes. He proved that he is a civil servant that grew through the ranks to become a governor.
“Even without us putting any pressure on him, the governor came on his own and did this. “We want to appreciate him. We pray that God will protect and keep him in that office”.