Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa
Delta State Government says it has reversed the salary cut of its employees including political appointees barely after two months of announcing a downward review of its workers salaries from thirty thousand naira to eighteen thousand naira National Minimum Wage as a result of the adverse effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Labour and Servicom, Comrade Mike Okeme who made this known to newsmen in Asaba said the state government had to reverse its earlier decision of reducing the salary of its workers on Grade Level Seven and above following workers agitations over hike in prices of electricity and fuel.
Comrade Okeme said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration was sensitive to the plight of workers, and was committed to implementing policies that would improve their wellbeing.
Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Delta State Council, Comrade Goodluck Ofoburuku said workers in the state were happy that the salary cut had been reversed.
Comrade Ofoburuku gave an assurance that workers would reciprocate the gesture by being committed to their work for improved productivity.
He said they had accepted the previous deductions from their monthly salary as part of their contribution to covid-19 fund used to alleviate the plight of the vulnerables and other less privileged ones during the lockdown.