Enugu govt approves N523m for pineapple factory, wages of new staff

By TONY EDIKE

ENUGU — Enugu State government is to spend over N623.2 million for the execution of various developmental progrmmes and payment of salary to certain categories of workers in the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke, who announced this while briefing the press at the end of the State Executive Council meeting, said approval to spend the sum was given at the meeting chaired by the state governor, Mr. Sullivan I. Chime.

According to the Commissioner, a breakdown of the amount shows that over N37. 7 million  will be spent on the payment of salaries of the newly recruited staff and those absorbed into the state service from the date of their appointment/reinstatement till date, while over N467,2 million was for the establishment of pineapple industry in the state.

The project would include procurement and installation of irrigation facilities and fractional cost of cultivation of the first five 500 out of the 1000 hectares of the Enugu San Carlos Pineapple project, to be located within the three local government areas of Awgu, Oji River and Udi.

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