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Ebonyi Deputy Speaker Calls For Salary Increase For Workers

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The Deputy Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Chinedu Onah has appealed to the three tiers of government to increase the salaries of civil servants to cushion the effect of the current economic hardship in Nigeria.

Onah made this appeal call while speaking with newsmen after an event in Ohaukwu Local government Area of the state on Sunday.

He expressed sadness that the nation’s public servants were not treated equally to politicians, saying they should have received the same treatment.

According to Onah, the nation’s civil servants’ existing pay status is insufficient to address the country’s financial difficulties, particularly in light of rising food prices and rising school fees, among other things.

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“The federal and state governments should understand the nature of things in this country and the workers should be treated fairly. Let them enjoy the way that politicians are enjoying.

“The salaries of civil servants should be increased. No one who is paid N30,000 or N40,000 can afford N100,000 school fees for their children and you think things are good for such a person. And if he/she has two or four children in school, you see that such a person will be battling hunger.

“I’m among those who are advocating for civil servants to be paid very well so that they will be able to solve their problems. Things are difficult in Nigeria, and if you go outside Ebonyi, you will understand that things are difficult. You will know that we are in paradise in Ebonyi.

In another report, the Police Command in Ebonyi State has fixed dates and venues for the JAMB administered Computer Based Test (CBT) for the General Duty applicants in the ongoing recruitment of Police Constables.

The Command said the CBT will take place on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

A statement issued by acting spokesman, DSP Joshua Ukandu in Abakaliki on Saturday which was made available to The Eastern Updates, said the centers for the CBT exercise included Codefest International Academy CBT Centre, Block A, Silicon Valley Complex, New Government Secretariat Centenary City, Abakaliki and Fountain of Knowledge International Academy CBT Centre, and 49B Nteje Street, opposite Speedway filing station, Abakaliki.

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