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
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