Adamawa APC Chieftain commends Imo Govt for post-subsidy removal interventions


Adamawa APC Chieftain commends Imo Govt for post-subsidy removal interventions

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…as Gov Hope approves N40,000 minimum wage increment, provides measures to caution effect of the removal

An All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain from Adamawa state has commended the Governor of Imo State, Mr Hope Uzodinma for taking serious measures to intervene on the excruciating pains the fuel subsidy removal is biting hard on the citizens.

The Adamawa APC Chieftain, Mallam Uba Dan’arewa praised the measure taken by the Governor Hope’s administration to be right on time to reduce the effects of the post subsidy removal is bringing on the people.

He called on other Governors across the state of six States to follow in the footsteps of Hope who approved the increase of minimum wage of workers in the state to N40,000 to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy.

Uba said for Hope to provide one meal a day for all civil servants and medical care as part of the palliative measure is the best wisdom of Governance that other Governors should borrow the clue.

You would recall that Governor Hope through his media aide, Mr. Oguwike Nwachukwu signed a statement and said his administration will give out soft loans, and grants, and provide seedlings and farm tools to qualified farmers in the state.

“There shall be an immediate upward review of the salaries and wages of workers in the state. The minimum wage is hereby raised to forty thousand nairas (N40,000) with discretionary consequential adjustments,” the governor said.

“At least, your salaries would be able not only to take you home but to also provide your necessities to enable you to make ends meet.

“Apart from the free transport which the workers are already enjoying, I shall increase the fleet of buses carrying workers to and from work with ten more new buses. This is to ensure every nook and cranny of the state capital is captured in the routes that the buses ply, to bring the service closest to the doorsteps of every worker.

“Also, plans have reached an advanced level to recalibrate the tax system in Imo state, with Governor Uzodimma hinting that those who earn below N100,000 annually are likely going to be yanked off the State’s tax net.

“I have discovered, with pain, how some traders are taking advantage of the economic situation to increase the prices of food items in the market.

“Against this backdrop, the government will soon establish Imo State Marketing and Commodity Board (ISMCB), which will ensure food items are sold at normal prices.

“We shall achieve this by setting up low-cost markets in the state where prices of food items and commodities will be affordable for the masses. The markets will be situated in all the 27 LGAs of the state.”

The Imo governor added that his administration will set up a scholarship education board in the state for students whose parents cannot afford to send them to school.

“In the same vein, we are introducing a scholarship education board for our brilliant students whose parents are poor to train them in school,” he said.

“I have found out that most of our brilliant children come from poor homes and end up not furthering their education after leaving primary and secondary school.

“These brilliant students will be given scholarships to higher institutions.”