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Bayelsa to commence payment of local government workers

16 July 2015, 18:53

Lagos - Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has directed relevant officials of the Government to work with the chairmen of Local Government Councils to facilitate the payment of salaries of council workers in the state.

The government is set to commence the payment of salaries of workers in the Local Government Service, starting with the June arrears.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson, chief press secretary, said Dickson maintained even though the payment of salaries at that level of government was purely the responsibility of the local government councils, the state government has decided to intervene to ease the plight of the council workers.

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Iworiso-Markson said steps were already being taken to ensure the payment of the outstanding arrears of the salaries, within the shortest possible time.

He enjoined all local government staff to exercise restraint, as every necessary step would be taken to ensure that all arrears of their salaries are paid.

Iworiso-Markson said the state government also expressed satisfaction with their sense of maturity and understanding, despite the difficult times, they have been going through.

Bayelsa is among a number of states that are set to benefit from a bailout package President Muhammadu Buhari has approved for financially-struggling states. 

Financial problems have led to a failure to pay government workers in recent months. ­

- CAJ News


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