The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has decided tom pay workers in the State their December salary on time.
The governor directed the State Ministry of Finance to ensure that payment of workers’ salaries for the month of December 2018, commencing from Wednesday.
Ortom said the directive was to enable the workers to celebrate Christmas, as he earlier promised them.
In a statement made available to journalists by his Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase, Ortom further directed officers in charge of “payment vouchers” to put in “extra effort, even if it means working all night, to see that workers receive their wages with effect from Wednesday this week.”
The Governor also cautioned that any officer who flouts the directive will be sanctioned, reaffirming his commitment to the monthly payment of salaries as he has done since the beginning of the year.
He reassured workers of the State that the arrears of their salaries will be paid as soon as his administration was able to access the required funds.
Ortom deeply appreciated the workers’ understanding and cooperation while wishing them Merry Christmas in advance.
This is coming at a time when some states still owe their workers. Benue workers will no doubt enjoy their Christmas celebration. It is also expected that other Governors will follow suit and pay their workers on time to motivate them better.