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Enugu Govt pays April salaries, 25 percent COVID-19 allowance for health workers

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COVID-19: Gov. Ugwuanyi thanks Enugu people, begs for more understanding

The Enugu State Government has paid the salaries of all public servants in the state, yesterday, April 23, 2020.

According to the government, this is in furtherance of its commitment to contain Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the State, as well as cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown on the lives of the citizens.

This was disclosed in a statement made available to DAILY POST, signed by Prof. Simon Ortuanya, the Secretary to the State Government.

He further revealed that “The state government additionally paid the COVID-19 Allowance for all health workers in the state, which represents 25 percent of their basic salaries as recently approved by the State Executive Council (EXCO), as incentive.”

Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State has charged security agencies to ensure a total lockdown of the State’s boundaries.

He gave the directive during an inspection tour of Enugu-Benue and Enugu-Kogi boundaries.

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