Governor Abubakar assures prompt payment of workers’ salaries

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By; Mohammed Kawu,Bauchi.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state has assured that government would continue to pay workers salary as and when due, as alerts for the April 2016 salaries would by Wednesday this week start arriving their communication gadgets.
“We will this time around want to start with those people that are left behind, we will try to see a situation where our teachers and pensioners get their salary alerts first before anyone”, he said.
Abubakar, at the May workers Day rally in Bauchi weekend, said as a progressive government, it would not relent efforts in doing everything possible to provide the basic requirements of workers.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Engr. Nuhu Gidado however appealed to labour leaders to continue educating members on vital national policies so that together they can salvage the state from the precarious financial situation it found itself.
The Governor commended the labour leadership and the entire state workforce for ensuring industrial harmony in the face of numerous challenges, and called on all to join hands with the government in finding the way out.
He also explained that the on-going verification exercise of workers and pensioners is aimed at fishing out ghost workers, as reports coming out of the exercise are revealing which outcome will soon be made known to the public.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar reminded citizens of the difficulties being experienced nation-wide as a result of the decline in oil revenue which drastically reduces the State monthly statutory allocations making salary payment a big challenge.
Abubakar appreciated the understanding, cooperation and patience of workers and their leadership, and appealed to the organized labour to see the need for reforms geared to improve condition of service which will give government the opportunity to provide democracy dividends to the people.
Describing civil service as a veritable tool for implementation of government policies and programmes, the Governor stressed the need for spirit of dialogue and collective bargaining in decision making in virtually every aspect that affect workers and the labour in general.

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