June 13, 2016

SALARY DELAY: Dickson queries HoS, A-G, others

SALARY DELAY:  Dickson queries HoS, A-G, others

•Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—Bayelsa State governor, Mr Seriake Dickson has expressed dismay over the delay in the payment of workers salaries in the state, despite his directive to that effect.

The governor, who frowned at the development, has, therefore, directed the Head of Service, the  state Accountant-General and the Accountants of all the Ministries, Departments and Parastatals to ensure that, the directive was carried out, not later than today.

He, however, warned that, failure to carry out the directive will attract stringent disciplinary action against the erring officers.

Dickson in a statement, weekend, by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said that he had queried why the salaries were delayed, despite the fact that, money was released to all the MDAs, since last Thursday, when the directive was issued.

The governor, according to the statement also demanded an immediate explanation from the Head of Service, the Accountant-General and other relevant officers “on what necessitated the delay.”

Regretting the unfortunate situation, he commended workers in the state for their patience, sense of maturity and understanding, adding that, the government remains committed to the welfare of workers at all levels in the state.