Rivers State Government, Tuesday, denied claims by the Felix Obuah faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, that it was yet to pay the July, 2013 salaries of civil servants in the state.
The state government described the Felix Obuah faction as serial liars, who have consistently sacrificed the truth on the altar of scoring cheap political points.
Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. David Iyofor admonished the Obuah group, its backers and sponsors to desist from misinforming and misleading the public as the Rotimi Amaechi’s administration remains committed to the welfare of workers in the state.
He said, “It is amazing how low these people (Obuah group) can go in the name of playing politics. You can’t stand truth on its head because you want to fish for a reason to abuse and attack Governor Amaechi. Felix Obuah and his co-travellers should stop playing politics with the lives of Rivers people.
“They claimed that Governor Amaechi could not pay workers’ salaries but even before they started peddling their wicked lies, civil servants’ salaries in the state have been paid and the payment is on-going.
“This can be easily verified both from the banks and civil servants; and the state leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, the two umbrella unions of the workers.
“As the banks furnished the state Ministry of Finance with the new 10 digits United (NUBAN) Account Numbers from the old 13 digit Account Numbers, payments are being made. Anybody that does transaction with any bank is aware of the recent migration by banks from the old 13 digit Account Numbers to the 10 digit new Unified (NUBAN) Account Numbers.”