Governor Fubara Approves Major Benefits for Rivers State Local Government Workers

In a significant development for local government workers in Rivers State, Governor Siminalayi Fubara has greenlit a series of measures aimed at enhancing their welfare.

The decision came during a pivotal meeting held on Monday, 12th February 2024, at the banquet hall of Government House, Port Harcourt, in consultation with NULGE leadership and principal officers of the Local Government Councils.

The approved measures include:

Immediate Promotion

Local government workers in Rivers State are set to receive prompt promotions, complete with full financial benefits.

Minimum Wage Increase

Governor Fubara has endorsed the implementation of a minimum wage of N30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Naira) for local government workers, effective immediately.

Wage Award Implementation

The governor has also directed the immediate implementation of the N35,000.00 (Thirty-Five Thousand Naira) wage award sanctioned by the Federal Government, intended to alleviate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.

NULGE Representation

Recognizing the importance of NULGE, the governor has included the organization as a member of the Local Government Pensions Board, in accordance with the law.

Consolidated Salary Structure

A consolidated salary structure is set to be implemented for local government workers retiring at grade level 17, ensuring fair and equitable compensation.

Following the announcement, the chairman of NULGE, Comr. Clifford N. Paul expressed gratitude to Governor Fubara for his steadfast commitment to the welfare of local government workers, underscoring the significance of the decision in their ongoing efforts to improve living standards.

Back Story

Recall that in a similar development,Governor Fubara had December last year approved N100, 000 package for all civil servants under the payroll of the Rivers State government.

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