It’s two different worlds for civil servants in Enugu and Adamawa States as the later says it cannot pay workers salary till the end of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who addressed the state in a broadcast Tuesday told newsmen that he had to wait for workers salaries to be paid before announcing further measures to check the pandemic.
Part of the measures include no wedding, burial, social and political gatherings, closure of all drinking joints and an order for civil servants to work from their homes.
As the March salary alerts hit the phones of Enugu workers, their counterparts in Adamawa are mourning the decision of the government not to pay.
In a statement signed by the DG Media and Communication Solomon Kumangar and dated March 24, the Adamawa State government informed the entire Labour Force in the state that it won’t be able to pay March Salary.
The government said “due to the economic crunch imposed by the alarming effects of COVID-19 pandemic it is unable to pay the March salaries with the consequential adjustment of the National Minimum wage agreed and duly signed with Labour.
” For the avoidance of doubts, the state government is irrevocably committed to paying the consequential adjustment with the backlog/arrears as soon as COVID-19 and its negative economic implications abate.”
“It should be noted that government decided on this and other cost saving measure to enable it undertake basic services.