Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Bayelsa not indebted to workers, says Commissioner •Accuses NLC of mischief

By News Express on 06/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 501

•Bayelsa Information and Orientation Commissioner, Daniel Iworiso-Markson
•Bayelsa Information and Orientation Commissioner, Daniel Iworiso-Markson

The Bayelsa State Government on Sunday faulted media reports alleging indebtedness of backlog of salaries to civil servants.

It had been reported that the state was one of the worst states defaulting in the payment of salaries, a claim it credited to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba,

But the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in a statement made available to journalists in Yenagoa, debunked the claim by NLC, describing it as misleading and mischievous.

He stated that the report was done in bad faith because it lacked substance as it did not reflect the true position of things in the state.

According to him, the story was one-sided, adding that it was tantamount to a hatchet job to discredit the state government.

The Commissioner, however, stated that the government had been most concerned and had over time taken payment of staff seriously and did not owe the civil servants to date.

Iworiso-Markson said: “Those who authored the story failed to cross check their facts before going to press. Nobody called to get the state’s side of the story which is unacceptable and clearly smacks of journalistic irresponsibility.”

He explained that state government remained one of the least indebted states in the country in terms of salary arrears to its workers.

The Seriake Dickson-led government, according to him, had always fulfilled its salary obligations until recently, because of the free fall in the state’s monthly allocation from the Federal Government.

He said state government had to borrow a number of times to make up for the shortfall to ensure that salaries were paid.

He further explained that while borrowing to pay salaries was not sustainable, the government decided to look inwards by taking steps to strengthen the Internal Revenue Board to improve on the state’s Internally Generated Revenue profile.

“As at now, the government is not owing salaries of its workers in the civil service as we have kept faith with payment since beginning of the year till date,” he stated.

The Commissioner, however, observed that the situation was a national challenge as he said the Federal Government was also finding it difficult to meet its salary obligation to its workforce.

 

Source News Express

Posted 06/11/2017 04:56:26 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Police shortlists 110,469 applicants for aptitude test

Oil producing communities kick against relocation of Maritime...

Bring back the World Cup, Buhari tells Eaglets...

NBA tackles Okorocha over sack of 1,000 workers...

Saraki proffers solution to economic challenges

900m people at risk of hearing loss by...

Military escorts residents back to Gamboru after Boko...

Okowa challenges political leaders to relate with the...

Police swoops on IPOB, MASSOB members

NUJ advises Buhari to act fast, improve living...

ExxonMobil’s activities decline by 53 per cent due...

The truth about our alleged attempt to kill...

 

Latest News Ex-Militants picket Governor’s office over unpaid entitlements I’ll win 2019 presidential polls — Dankwambo •Vows to be a warrior in the fight against poverty, injustices Flood kills at least 45 in Katsina ‘I Don’t Lose Battles’: Fayose reacts to Ekiti election result, attacks Buhari Sex for Marks Scandal: Victim nowhere to be found – Panel Fidelity Bank donates N50m to LSSTF Four-storey building collapses in Anambra 2019: We'll resist rigging with absolute force – PDP Adamawa APC lawmakers defect to ADC Buhari orders immediate repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia Two jobless men get N1m bail over stolen phones Ekiti polls: PDP refutes allegation of N5b donation to Fayose

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (361,400 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (358,045 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,370 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,007 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (214,158 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,388 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,158 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,126 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,167 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,467 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,391 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,660 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,344) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (886) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,130) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,179) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,581) Religion (783) Sports (1,611) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement