Fubara approves promotion of council workers, implementation of minimum wage


Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has approved the immediate promotion of Local Government staff in the state, with full financial incentives.
Fubara gave the directive during a meeting with the leadership of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and principal officers of the Local Government Councils held at the banquet hall of Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday.

The governor also approved immediate implementation of a N30,000.00 minimum wage for Local Government workers.

Similarly, Governor Fubara approved immediate implementation of the N35,000.00 wage award approved by the Federal Government to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The Rivers State governor further approved the inclusion of NULGE as a member of the Local Government Pensions Board, as provided by law.

Governor Fubara also approved the implementation of a consolidated salary structure for Local Government workers retiring at grade level 17.

NULGE, in a statement signed by the state President, Clifford Paul, expressed: “While pledging the loyalty, cooperation, solidarity and support of all local government workers of Rivers State, it is our prayer that the good Lord continue to bless you and bestow you with the wisdom and wherewithal to steer the affairs of Rivers State to greater height.”