Abia Civil Servants to Enjoy Pay Rise – Head Of Service

Civil Servants in Abia State are expected to enjoy the state government’s promised pay rise from January 2024.

The State Head of Service, Mrs Ngozi Queen Obioma disclosed this while addressing Stafff of Abia Newspapers and Publishing Corporation and Council of Arts and Culture during her familiarization visit of Ministries and parastatals in the State.

Mrs Obioma, said that the State governor, Dr Alex Otti is highly concerned about the welfare of the Civil Servants in midst of spiral economic challenges in the Country.


She also noted with satisfaction that the governor has directed the payment of December 2023 salary before Wednesday next week and vowed commitment to lessen the economic crunches on the work force.

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According to the Head of Service, the governor have made approval for technical training programmes to increase the State workforce capacity and the governor want to put measures that would ensure a productive workforce.

The Head of Service predicted bright future for the State Civil service as they now have a man who has the interest of the service in his heart.


She, however, challenged the State workforce to reciprocate the governor’s kind gesture by being committed to their duties and warned that the new civil service have no room for idolent, inefficient but puntual, committed, friction free and polite service rendering workforce.

Mrs Obioma appealed to the state workforce to make her proud in the discharge their duties as to be able to have a strong base in making a demand to the governor.

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In his speech. the General Manager, Abia Newspapers and Publishing Corporation, Hon. Jones Nnanna Ike, said the state civil service was the most mismanaged and neglected government’ apparatus in the State and commended the pragmatic approach and measures taken so far by the governor in rebuilding the state civil service.

Hon Ike bemoaned the state of absenteeism in the workforce and urged the Head of Service to ensure that serious measures are put in place to nip the bud.

He enumerated some of his achievements in projecting the state government and her activities and thanked the governor for the on going renovation work of the corporation’s premise and pledged the worker’s unalloyed support to his administration.

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By Tasie Ebere