Saturday, 3 December 2016

Civil Servants protest early pay


The Governor of Cross Rivers state for the second time has paid civil servants salary on the first week of the month instead of month end.
He recently paid December salary and the workers are not happy with that decision.

Punch gathered that some civil servants had on December 1 received alerts for the month’s salary, as against the 25th of every month. The aggrieved workers said the decision to pay their salaries in advance would later cause untold hardship as the Yuletide approaches.

A top civil servant in the Ministry of Environment, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The state government’s decision to pay December salaries of some civil servants within the first three days of the month will make us suffer in due course.
 
“The government should have employed caution by delaying December salary payments to a later date. Our governor may want to score a political point with this payment, but I think that those of us receiving this money stand to lose fiscally when January comes.”He said.

But one of the governor’s aides, who pleaded anonymity, said the workers should applaud the governor instead of complaining.

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