Civil servants in Cross River State on Friday condemned the choice of the state governor, Ben Ayade, to pay their December wage on the primary day of the month.
Our correspondent discovered that some civil servants had on December 1 acquired alerts for the month’s wage, as towards the twenty fifth of each month.
It might be the second time that staff can be receiving salaries on the primary day of the month as that they had in Could 2016 received the same gesture from the governor in commemoration of the Employees’ Day celebration.
The aggrieved staff stated the choice to pay their salaries prematurely would later trigger untold hardship because the Yuletide approaches.
A prime civil servant within the Ministry of Surroundings, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned, “The state authorities’s determination to pay December salaries of some civil servants throughout the first three days of the month will make us endure in the end.
“The federal government ought to have employed warning by delaying December wage funds to a later date. Our governor could need to rating a political level with this cost, however I believe that these of us receiving this cash stand to lose fiscally when January comes.”
However one of many governor’s aides, who pleaded anonymity, mentioned the employees ought to applaud the governor as a substitute of complaining.
The supply mentioned, “Persons are so not possible to please. There are states on this nation the place salaries are usually not paid as and when due, however in Cross River State, our governor pays salaries and even pays forward to cater for particular events just like the Staff’ Day and this Yuletide.
“As a substitute of applauding him, some individuals say he shouldn’t have paid. Nigerians are tough to please.”
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