Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwifuru on Thursday announced the approval of ₦100,000(one hundred thousand naira) as Christmas packages for civil servants in the state.
Nwifuru made this known while addressing stakeholders and elders of the state during the flag-off of the pet project of the wife of the President, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, which took place at the ecumenical centre Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The governor, Nwifuru emphasized that the resources of the state belong to the people and won’t be allowed to continue to suffer in poverty.
According to him: “I have decided to take a good step, it is hard but we must do it. The workers of this state must live like others in this Christmas period. In this season you need to bless your neighbour, you need to be a blessing to your home.
“And as a leader of the state, it is necessary to be a blessing in the homes of everyone in this state. I cannot say that I’m doing this because it is not my personal money, it is the money of the state that I am using, which I was elected to manage.
“And I have resolved with the caucus and principal officers of government since I came in, that worker in Ebonyi state should have something to celebrate.
“I’m going to have a meeting with local government chairmen, and every worker in this state must get 100,000 naira as a Christmas gift including a bag of rice” he stated.
Earlier in a remark, the wife of the governor, Uzoamaka Mary-Maudline Nwifuru who represented the wife of the president, Oluremi Tinubu, at the program, said that the scheme is targeted at supporting over two hundred and fifty vulnerable elderly citizens aged 65 and above in all the 36 states of the Federation.