The Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the State Government to expedite action on the payment of December salaries of some category of workers in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the December salaries of workers in tertiary institutions and Rural Development Areas (RDAs) were yet to be paid.
Mr John Ndiomu, the state’s NLC Chairman said in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa that the affected workers were in dire need of their salaries.
Ndiomu, urged the government to fast track efforts towards ensuring that the salaries were paid without further delay.
“We know that the workers involved are anxiously waiting for their salaries.
“Although, government has explained that the delay was not intended, that it was due to unforeseen circumstances,” he said.
The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Maxwell Ebibai, had explained that the delay in the payment of December salaries was caused by sudden garnishee orders against the state accounts by contractors.
THE SUN, NIGERIA