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Wike assures emergency workers will be paid

20 January 2016, 21:32

Rivers - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has assured Emergency Medical Services government would pay their salaries the previous administration owed them.

He stated this while addressing workers from the agency at Government House in Port Harcourt.

He directed the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme, to work with the State Finance Ministry to ensure that the emergency workers are paid before the end of the month.

Also read: Wike warns against pro-biafra protests

The governor said the settling of outstanding salary arrears owed by the immediate past administration had been a major challenge but progress had been made.

Wike said his administration had since assuming office in May last year carefully managed resources of the state in a manner that had allowed it to pay pension arrears of over seven months, civil servants salary arrears of four months, outstanding salaries of sports athletes and several other arrears inherited from the previous administration.

The governor pledged under his leadership, no set of workers would be denied their wages.

Odagme said that the health sector remained a top priority to government despite the dwindling resources of the state.

- CAJ News


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