Gov. Dickson, Bayelsa State.

…Decries Drop In Federal Allocation

By Clement Ovokeroye Paul

“Gov Dickson Directs Payment Of The November Salaries Of Political Appointees Before December 25, 2019 to Enable Them Celebrate Xmas.”

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has directed his Finance Committee to pay December salary to Civil Servants immediately.

The Governor gave the directive in Creek Haven on Friday upon receiving the receipts of the State allocation from the Federal Account and Allocation Committee on Friday.

The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Fidelis Soriwei, was said to has directed immediate payment of salaries to workers and civil servants in the state ahead of the forthcoming Christmas celebrations.

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Also, the Governor directed the Finance Committee to ensure prompt payment of the November salaries of political appointees before December 25, 2019 to enable the people to celebrate Xmas.

The statement added that, the Governor decried the drop in the allocation in the December receipts to the state which, according to him, was less that that of the previous month.

Consequently, the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, has affirmed that the State Ministry of Finance has commenced the process for the payment of salaries in compliance with the Governor’s directive.

Ebibai disclosed that salaries for political appointees for the month of November would be paid, while salaries of workers is being equally taken care of in line with the directive.

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The statement reads:

“The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has directed immediate payment of salaries to workers and civil servants ahead of the forthcoming Christmas celebrations.

“The Governor directed the Finance Committee to ensure prompt payment of the November salaries of political appointees before December 25, 2019 to enable the people to celebrate Xmas.

“The Governor explained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, that the state receipts from the Federal Account and Allocation Committee meeting which held on Wednesday was received on Friday.

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“The Governor decried the drop in the allocation in the December receipts to the state which, he said, was less that that of the previous month.

“Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, has said that the Finance Ministry has commenced the process for the payment of salaries in compliance with the Governor’s directive.

“He explained that salaries for political appointees for the month of November would be paid while salaries of workers is being equally taken care of in line with the directive.”

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