Governor Peter Mbah, yesterday, announced cash awards of between N10,000 and N25,000 to the state workers till April 2024 while also assuring that the new minimum wage negotiation would soon be concluded.
He disclosed this during a joint media briefing with the state’s labour leaders at the Government House, Enugu.
While noting that the welfare of workers remains his priority, he said the administration was also making other social interventions apart from the cash transfer to better the lives of the workforce in the state.
He also announced an increase by his administration of the state social register enrolment from 43,000 to 260,000, promising to lift more indigent citizens through cash transfers and other social interventions.
Reacting, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Fabian Nwigbo and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Benneth Asogwa, thanked the governor for his proactive steps towards the welfare of Enugu workers, saying they were happy that Enugu workers did not have to lobby, protest, or embark on strike to have their salaries and welfare addressed