The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has granted the immediate notional approval and consequential payment of Consolidated Health Salary Scheme (CONHESS) for local government workers who are entitled to it with effect from January 2021.

This was contained in a statement made available on Wednesday by the Chief of Staff, A.C.B Agbazuere, Ph.D. (Laws) who stated that this was to conform with his passion for quality health services and to motivate workers.

Governor Ikpeazu also approved ‘a total sum of Four Million Naira (N4,000,000) only as running cost for the Executive Secretary, the Seventeen (17) Health Authority Secretaries and all others so entitled in the local government system.

The Governor has also directed the Committee on the resolution of arrears of salaries owed by some government parastatals to expedite action and round off within the Two (2) weeks window given to them.

It is also the position of government that workers will be paid by hand to checkmate debilitating and illicit sharp practices.

It is expected that health workers and others will reciprocate this goodwill of the Governor by putting in their best in the service of our State.’

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