The Ebonyi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has assured civil servants from Abakaliki, Izzi and Ikwo local government areas that they would soon receive their April salary.
Leo Nkah, the state NLC Chairman, disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
NAN recalls that Governor David Umahi ordered the stoppage of payment of salary of workers from the area because of communal clashes.
Nkah said the governor has given approval for the payment of the salary, adding that any moment from now the workers would start receiving alert.
Organised labour had in their May Day address pleaded with Umahi to pay the salary.
Labour said in its May Day address: “In view of the fact that civil/public servants of Izzi, Abakaliki and Ikwo extraction do not have the resources to fan the embers or acquire weapons for inter-tribal wars.
“His Excellency is hereby called upon to please instruct the relevant agency to pay the affected civil/public servants their April 2019 salary.”
Nkah, who is also the President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Ebonyi State chapter, commended the recent Federal Government’s guideline to check tampering of local government funds by governors.
The Federal Government, through the Financial Intelligence Unit, set June 1, 2019 as the take-off date of the new order.
The order makes it compulsory for all local government allocations to go straight to their respective bank accounts.
Nkah said the new measure would boost development across the 774 local government councils in the country.