Posted by News Express | 21 December 2017 | 2,022 times
There was jubilation on Wednesday in Bayelsa State as Governor Henry Seriake Dickson ordered the immediate payment of December salaries to workers in the state to enable them have a memorable Christmas.
The State Commissioner for Finance, Maxwell Ebibai, disclosed the governor’s decision after the 85th State Executive Council meeting which took place inside the Executive Council chambers of the Government House in Yenagoa.
He said following the directive, workers in the state will beginning from today (Thursday) start receiving bank alerts for their December salaries.
Ebibai also confirmed that the government received N12.447 billion as its share of the last tranche of the London-Paris Club refund out of which the sum of N1.143 billion will go to the eight local government areas in the state as their own share.
On his part, the State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Joshua Ongore, said all is now set for Governor Dickson to present on Friday details of the 2018 budget.
According to him, the draft of the budget was presented before members of council who unanimously adopted it after all final consideration was undertaken.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, thanked Bayelsans for their understanding and support to the government and assured them of better days ahead, especially in the coming New Year.
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