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May 28, 2018

Christmas Bonus: Ugwuanyi approves 13th-month salary for workers

Christmas Bonus Ugwuanyi approves

  In keeping with the commitment of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration to the welfare of the workers, the Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO), yesterday approved a 13th-month salary for civil servants of the state as an added boost to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. The approval was the outcome of the meeting between the leadership of the Organized Labour in the state and the Council, held at the Government House, Enugu. Reacting to the development, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Virginus Nwobodo stated that the gesture was unprecedented in the history of the state, considering the…

Do We Really Need a Ministry of Happiness to make us Happy?

Ministry of Happiness

  Jokes apart, the new Ministry of Happiness should more aptly have been named Ministry of Laughter because the first thing people do when they hear about the ministry is to laugh.  And laughter IS therapeutic.  If in doubt, ask those in some Japanese Cities where people pay money to get some laughter. Japanese are said to work like donkeys and have no time to laugh. But in Imo, our case is different; the problem is not work, but hardship! The majority of our people are sad and angry, due to rising poverty, and Governor Okorocha knows that.  So any…

Cross River workers protest against early December salary

The payment of December salary by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has surprisingly sparked protest among workers. Civil servants in the state got their salaries for December on the first day of the month. The governor had promised to carry out the action during a retreat for political appointees at the Obudu Ranch Resort recently. Ayade had always paid the workers early since he assumed office in May 2015. In May, salaries were paid on the first day to mark Workers’ Day.  While this Month,  December, he paid on December 1. The civil servants were however not amused by…

About job cuts and employment scams

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

Our anger matches our Judgment. There is no doubt that there is a deepening despair in the land over the seemly lull in governance, and execution of government  projects  leading to liquidity squeeze in the backdrop of the electoral promises of Job! Job!! Job!! Factory!!Factory!!!Employment! Employment!! Employment!!! These familiar sound bites now sound increasingly like a cracked record and very annoying to some people especially those persons in need of jobs. There are no indicators months after reelection of the governor that the government would lift employment embargo but relatives and in-laws of government officials are smiling behind new desks….