Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration will maximally use the dry season to drive the completion of several key projects.
Speaking after the inspection of key projects on Tuesday, Governor Wike noted that all the key contractors in the state have been mobilised to work hard within the period.
Governor Wike was accompanied on the project inspection by Senator Lee Maeba.
The governor noted that contractors working at various project sites in the three senatorial districts are living up to the expectations of the state government.
He expressed happiness that the projects are positively impacting communities, noting that no area will be left out by his administration.
He said: “We are effectively utilising the dry season to ensure we get the desired mileage in projects execution.
“So far, we have done a lot of work and we are getting value for money . The fact that we are using first class contractors like Julius Berger, RCC, Rayfour, CCECC is paying off with the quality of projects delivered to the people”.
The governor said that the appreciation shown by the people along different project routes serve as encouragement to his administration to sustain the level of performance.
Some of the project sites inspected by Governor Wike include: Bonny-Nembe-Bille Jetty, Creek Road, Judges Quarters, Woji-Akpajo Bridge, Garrison-Trans-Amadi-Elelenwo Road and Elelenwo-Akpajo Road.
FG Delaying Your November Salaries, Bayelsa Tells Civil Servants
*’We’ve Not received November allocation, Paris club refund‘
Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday explained that the November salary for civil servants had yet to be paid because the Federal Ministry of Finance has not released the monthly federal allocation and the expected Paris Club debt refund to the state.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the funds due to state governments had not been released because of the failure of the Federal Government to hold the crucial meeting of the Federal Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) for the month of November.
He explained that the non-release of the funds was responsible for the delay in the payment of the salaries of workers for the month of November.
Iworiso-Markson, however assured workers in the state that the state government would ensure a prompt payment of the salaries as soon as the funds were released.
The statement reads: “It has become important to explain to our workers why the salary for the month of November has not been paid. The Federal Ministry of Finance did not hold the usual FAAC meeting that should precede the release of funds to states and local governments.
“The failure of the government to convene the meeting has culminated in the failure of the Federal Government to release the November allocations to Bayelsa and her entitlements in the Paris Club debt refund.
“However, Bayelsa workers are assured of the government’s commitment to ensure that their salaries are paid as soon as the awaited funds are received.”