Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade has paid May salaries of the workers in the state
Some state governors currently owe their workers between five and seven month’s salaries
The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr John Ushie, however said the union had advised against the payment of salaries in advance
Despite that some state governors are facing difficulty to pay their workers’ salaries, the Cross River State government has paid its workers their May salaries to mark Workers’ Day.
The Punch reports that Governor Ben Ayade, had on April 30 ordered that the May salaries of workers be paid.
We learnt that this is not the first time that Ayade, whose cardinal priority had been the prompt payment of salaries, will be paying workers ahead of due date which falls within the 25th of every month.
In May 2016, Ayade ordered workers to be paid, while the second time was on December 1, 2016.
Workers in the state got two months salaries in one week, as salaries for April were paid a few days ago.
State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr John Ushie, said the union had advised against the payment of salaries in advance.
Ushie said: “We had advised the governor not to be paying salaries like this but he insisted. Maybe it is his own way of showing that he cares for the people. He feels he should make the life of the people better and he has expressed this by paying a month salary in advance.”