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Relief as Rivers State commences payment of workers

09 July 2015, 10:44Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, has commended Governor Nyesom Wike for commencing the payment of salaries and allowances to government workers.

It is said the workers had not been paid for months under the administration of immediate past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.

Obuah, describing Wike as “a man of his words, and a dependable leader”
recalled Wike had during his electioneering campaign assured civil servants, pensioners and other public servants in the state they would be paid.

“This a promise redeemed as the affected public servants have bounced back to life following the commencement of payment of their salaries and allowances by the Governor Wike-led government in Rivers State,” Obuah said.

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“Once again, we congratulate Governor Wike on the successes made in these few days, and also commend his unwavering commitments in the restoration of the pride of our people and the development of our State, and call on the people of the State to reciprocate the goodwill and development efforts of the Governor with their unflinching support and dedication to work at their various duty posts,” Obuah said.

Rivers State was said to be among the most bankrupt states in the country.

Workers in the states have gone for months without payment.

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a scheme to bail out the financially-struggling states.

- CAJ News


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