Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The governor of Imo state , Emeka Ihedioha , has given executive approval for the complete payment of salaries to the workers of the state .
The governor ’s approval was conveyed in a circular addressed to senior civil servants by the Accountant General of the state , Donald Igbo .
The memo which was dated August 5 was sighted by our correspondent in Owerri on Friday .
The circular partly read “ I am directed to refer to government House letter No GH / PL/ S111 / 141 dated 1 st August 2019 , on the above subject and convey His Excellency’s , Hon Emeka Nkem Ihedioha , Governor of Imo state approval to commence the payment of 100 % salaries to Imo state workers ,with effect from 1st August , 2019.”
“You are therefore directed to submit your August 2019 salary with total adherence to 100 % salary structure agreed and signed by the government and joint labour Unions in 2011 .”
“Please be informed that any other allowance ( s) or approval to a particular MDA outside the harmonized and approved 2011 salary table should seek revalidation /approval from his Excellency , the governor of Imo State before it can be used or accepted .”
“I am further directed to convey his Excellency’ s regret for any inconvenience caused to workers for the delay in the implementation of the 100 % salary payment .”