Cross River State Civil Servants could not contain their excitement on Wednesday when they realized that their December salary had been paid.
Since the inception of the Professor Ben Ayade -led administration, civil servants get their salaries on or before the 25th of every month.
The governor has however, raised the bar this December when salaries were paid on the 16th.
Mr. Steve Onoh, a civil servant with the Ministry of finance commends the governor for his humane disposition to civil servants through prompt and early payment of salaries.
Another civil servant, Mrs. Glory Umotong, a teacher at Government Secondary School Uwanse said she first thought her bank was playing pranks with her when she got her salary alert.
“This has never happened before in the state. Governor Ayade understand the challenges of workers in the state and has demonstrated that he is committed to workers welfare” she said.
She said it was therefore, not a surprise to her that “the National Association of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has decided to honour Governor Ayade with the award of best governor with pro-workers policies in the country”.
Mrs. Umotong said workers in the state will continue to rally round the governor for his positive commitment to workers in the state.
Hear her: “Governor Ayade is the only governor in the country that has exempted some segment of workers from payment of tax. This same governor in the era when his colleague governors are contemplating reducing the work force in their states, has decided to broaden the labour space in Cross River by employing more workers. This man is humane and god- fearing and must be commended and encouraged.”
Also affirming the governor’s steadfastness in the improvement of workers welfare in the state, Brian Inyang, a staff of the Local Government said that Cross River State under Ayade is the number one sate in improved workers welfare.
“Ayade has given workers in the state a renewed hope, infact, our salaries come earlier than expected. This kind of thing has never happened before, this governor must be encouraged and our prayer for him is God’s abundant blessings and wisdom to lead the state to greater heights. It is obviously clear that under Ayade, Cross River State will be the number one in the country”.