Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson has expressed dismay over the delay in the payment of salaries to workers in the State, despite his directive to that effect.
The Governor, who frowned at the situation has, therefore, directed the Head of Service, the Accountant – General and the Accountants of all the Ministries, Departments and Parastatals to ensure that, the directive was carried out, not later than Monday June 13 2016.
Dickson in a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said he had queried why the salaries were delayed, despite the fact that, monies were released to all the ministries, MDAs, since last Thursday, when the directive was issued.
The governor has also demanded an immediate explanation from the Head of Service, the Accountant General and other relevant officers “on what necessitated the delay.”
While regretting the unfortunate situation, he also used the opportunity to commend workers in the state for their patience, sense of maturity and understanding, stressing that, the government remains committed to the welfare of workers at all levels in the State.