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Rivers State Government settles December Salaries


Rivers State Government has effected the payment  of  December  salaries  to all civil servants in the state .



In an interview  on Tuesday, Commissioner  of Finance, Dr Fred Kpakol stated that the state government  has also  paid pensions up to date.

The Finance Commussioner noted that Governor Wike  directed  that banks   must ensure that civil servants  get their salaries  before the Christmas Celebration.

According to him: "We have taken our vouchers  to the banks and we have directed the banks to  ensure that the salaries  get to all the civil servants  before  Christmas.

"Governor Wike  is interested in the welfare of civil servants  and  pensioners in the state, hence the  prompt payment.

"As commissioner  of Finance, I am happy that we are up to date in terms of salaries  and pensions. "

It will be recalled that Governor  Wike  inherited four months salary arrears  and  eight pension arrears from the immediate  past Rotimi Amaechi administration, which he settled.

The Wike-led Rivers State Government  is one of the four states in the  entire country  that is up to date in terms of payment of salaries.