Abuja - Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson,
assured civil servants the would receive their salaries next week.
He highlighted the state was among several in the country
to suffer shortfalls.
“We are hopeful
that in a short while our revenue will improve. There has been a drastic
drop from the usual N16 billion to N5 billion. The situation however is not
peculiar to us," he pointed out.
He added, "However, I have instructed that salaries
be paid next week. I appreciate you all
for your patience.”
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Meanwhile, Dickson has encouraged people to maintain the
peace, stability and security prevailing in the state.
He made the call during the Independence Day dinner in
Yenagoa, the state capital.
“I thank you all for the support and encouragement my
government has enjoyed from you. Both the things we do right and those that we
don't are all a part of development," he said.
"We must not however stop improving. We are a great
people, a blessed land let’s all jealously guard the peace, stability and
security we have fought for and achieved."
- CAJ News