Wednesday, 17 May 2017

PHC LG Staff Begs Ayade not to Pay May Salaries till End of Month

|Ukorebi Esien|18th May 2017

Staff of the state Primary Health Care Agency in the 18Local Government of Cross River state have pleaded with the Digital Governor Ben Ayade to hold on in his plan of paying May Salaries this week.

This happened when some health workers who were at the office for some official business got alerts of April Salaries, having received March Salaries the previous week. This brought wild jubilation and singing of Ayade's praises among the staff.

As if that was not enough, In the midst of their celebration, the Agency's Accountant informed the jubilating workers that the Governor have Authorised the payment of their May Salaries for this week.

On hearing this, the workers started pleading that the salary should be delayed to end of May.

Mr. Peter Bassey a staff of the Agency Disclosed that the Agency's DG reacted to the jubilation. Peter has this to say:

"Reacting to the jubilation at the agency's premises, Director General, Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA), Dr Betta Edu said His Excellency has taken priority in making sure the welfare of its workers has be met as salary payment remains one of his administration cardinal objective aimed at leveraging the suffering of the people as compared to other states where salaries are owed for months. Dr. Edu said very few cases of workers who gave wrong computer numbers, BVN or account numbers are being owed up till now and promise that before Friday, payments will be made."

It would be recall that His Excellency, Senator (Prof.) Ben Ayade had approved the transfer of Cross River State Health Workers and their pay point from the Local Government to the Agency and ordered for two month upfront salaries to be paid to the workers.

This welcome development in the health sector leaves one wondering if the Governor will extend this gesture to all other sectors in the Local Government

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