By Emem Idio
YENAGOA—Bayelsa State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Maxwell Ebibai, has said that it was not the fault of the state government that civil servants are having challenges collecting their salaries due to lack of cash in the banks, blaming the development on various banks in the state.
Ebibai, in a statement, in Yenagoa, yesterday, said that the attention of Bayelsa State Government had been drawn to the information that some civil servants and officials in the state were having challenges collecting their salaries due to lack of cash in the banks in the state.
He said: “It is indeed sad but also worthy of note that it is not the fault of the state government that civil servants are having challenges collecting their salaries, as it is on record that the governor did fulfil his promise of ensuring that civil servants in the state get their salaries before the yuletide. The prevailing situation in the banks right now is not peculiar to Bayelsa State as it is also happening in other states.
“As a proactive government, we have decided to inform our people that we are currently interfacing with the various banks to ensure that civil and public servants and Bayelsans in general would receive their entitlements to ease the pain and stress they may face.”