Cross River State Gov. Ayade Surprises Workers, Pays May Salaries
Cross River State government has paid its workers their May salaries to mark Workers’ Day.
Governor Ben Ayade, had on April 30 ordered that the May salaries of workers be paid.
This is not the first time that Ayade, whose cardinal priority had been the prompt payment of salaries, will be paying workers ahead of the due date which falls within the 25th of every month.
The first was in May 2016 when Ayade ordered workers to be paid on Workers’ Day, while the second 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.”