By Samuel Oyadongha
YENAGOA—BAYELSA State Government has reassured teachers at primary and post primary school levels on prompt payment of their salaries and allowances and called on them to reciprocate the gesture by showing more commitment to their duties.
Giving the assurance during a one-day workshop on the preparation of monthly payment vouchers and nominal rolls held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, the Commissioner for Education, Deacon Markson Fefegha, said that the issue of preparation of vouchers was in line with the current administration’s transparency policy.
He noted that the sharp practices perpetrated by some unscrupulous elements in the system was not helping the system.
The seminar, according to him, would assist in addressing the issue of voucher preparation to ease the payment process.
“I am sure that most of you have received the two halves and we are working assiduously so that by next week, you will receive your other month salary so that you will not only be at par but will be ahead of other civil servants in the state,” he said.
Speaking in the same vein, the Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite, appreciated the principals for their cooperation and urged them to put in extra efforts at ensuring that they prepare an all-inclusive payroll.
He scored the restoration government high in educational transformation in the state, and called on all to unite to ensure the safety of the infrastructure put in place by the government.