Nigerian South-South state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has made civil servants his state, Cross River, smile ahead of other states for releasing their December salary on time before date, amidst trends of salary indebtedness at the increase in the country.
The Cross Rivers Civil servants were paid Their salary on 30th November 2017.
In a statement disclosed to Daily post by his Special Senior Assistant on Media, Mr. Christian Ita, saying that the government paid the civil servants salary on time to enable them to make their purchases on time to avert usual Yuletide commodities price increments.
In his words: “Workers in Cross River State, have reasons to smile as the State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade-yesterday (November 30) commenced the payment of December salaries for the state’s workforce.
“This is not the first time the Professor Ben Ayade- led administration in the state is paying salaries ahead of time. His Excellency, Professor Ben Ayade believes that paying December salaries early will help workers shop for Christmas before the usual hike in prices during Christmas.”
“This is a strategy to ensure value for money. Although the last time the state got federal allocation was way back in October, the workers-friendly governor decided to pay December salaries early as a show of his underlying love for the workers,” the statement concluded.