Like Fubara, Nwifuru approves N100, 000 for Ebonyi workers as Christmas package

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state Thursday publicly announced N100, 000 package to the state workers, to enable them celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities.

Governor Nwifuru gave the pledge during the maiden edition of the Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme (RHIESS) of the wife of the President, Mrs. Remi Tinubu, at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.

The programme has as its theme, “Better Days Ahead”.

Speaking during the occasion, the governor lauded the President’s wife, saying her policies had made him to look more into human capital development.

“I’m not surprised at the kind of innovations she is bringing in this administration, because she is teaching our wives diverse ways of life.

“She is the one cementing the relationships and she is galvanizing support and also informs the public on the need to come together, the need for peace, the need to celebrate the elders. I what so many of us to come back home and celebrate the elders.

“To my dear wife, I’m not surprised. I still remember the first day I sighted you and what bound us together was your disposition to help the poor.

“So, sincerely, I have resolved with the caucus of this state that every worker in Ebonyi state government – not the local government (workers) because I’m not in charge of the LGA – will get a N100, 000 package for this Christmas celebration.”

Earlier, Remi Tinubu, represented by the governor’s wife, Mrs Mary-Maudline Nwifuru, said the scheme was designed to support 250 vulnerable, elderly citizens, aged 65 and above in all the 36 states of the federation, the Federal Capital Territory, and veterans in the defence and police formations.

She said, “I am delighted to join you today at the maiden edition of the Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme (RHIESS) with the theme: ‘Better Days Ahead’.

“This economic empowerment programme is borne out of a steadfast commitment to the well- being of our elderly citizens and it marks a significant stride in our collective pursuit of a more inclusive and compassionate society.”