Abuja - The Rivers State Government said
despite its financial challenges, it would regularly pay its pay workers' salaries.
The assurance comes on the back of some states disclosing
they were struggling pay the workers the minimum salary of N18 000 owing to
The State Deputy Governor Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, said
while the administration was not exempt from he challenges, it would
nonetheless sustain the payment.
She said the welfare of workers would continue to be a
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Banigo said the state government was mindful of the
negative effects that salary reductions or retrenchment of workers, as
canvassed by the Nigeria Governors Forum, would cause the civil servants.
“Although the present administration is yet to recover
from the financial recklessness that led to the backlog of unpaid salaries of
civil servants and pensioners by the past Government, the present
administration would continue to place welfare of workers on the priority list
by ensuring that workers salaries and entitlements are paid regularly,” Banigo
She enjoined workers to remain steadfast and
committed to their duties so as to justify Government huge investment in the
Civil Service and assured that the state government has set in motion necessary
modalities to ensure that all entitlements owed workers were paid.
- CAJ News