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Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage
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Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage

The government of Enugu State has explained that the reason why some civil servants, including primary school teachers were yet to be paid the new minimum wage was that it was working to fully capture every worker in their payroll. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Adaona Uyawune during the press briefing on the 2021 Appropriation Law of Enugu State. According to Uyawune, departments and agencies of the state relied on subventions to pay their workers, who were basically ad hoc staff. The state government had begun the payment of the new minimum wage in February 2020, though some workers in departments and agencies of the state government, including primary school teachers, have yet to start enjoying such benefit. Reacting to the development, the commissio...