By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State Government has declared today and tomorrow as work-free days to enable public servants participate fully in the ongoing voters registration exercise.
A statement by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, said the work-free days were to enable all public officers who have not registered to do so to avoid being disenfranchised.
The statement also urged public servants that are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, to take advantage of the period to do so.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Local Affairs, Mr Joyce Overah, has said that the state government has consistently augmented the salaries of the local government workers.
Overah, at the ongoing ministerial press briefing, said some local governments in the state were currently owing their workers as much as seven months’ salary arrears.
According to him, “Our local governments have exited the recession trap of unpaid salaries”, adding that the directorate has been proactive and has helped to avert conflict and industrial problems “through early/prompt disbursemet of funds received from the Federation Account to the councils.”