Ayade Pays Cross River Workers May Salaries


Bassey Inyang in Calabar

At a period the payment of salaries has become a herculean task to most of the state governments in Nigeria, the Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade, made the issue look like a child’s play when he announced the payment of May salaries of workers in the employ of the state government on Sunday.

He made the announcement while addressing workers in the state during the 2016 May Day celebration held at the UJ. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

Apart from the payment of this month’s salaries to the workers, Ayade announced the appointment of labour representative into the state executive council, release of funds for the building of Labour House, and donation of a new Toyota coaster bus to the NLC.
Ayade who minutes earlier had been pronounced “Best Labour Friendly Governor in Nigeria” by the organised labour in the state, said his administration would continue to dignify its workforce by ensuring that they get their dues promptly.

“No infrastructure is more important than labour that is why in all my programs, I focus on people….

“Anybody who pulls down labour does not understand the philosophy of existentialism, hence the need for labour to come before infrastructure and skyscrapers,” Ayade said.