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In Cross River Workers rejoice as governor pays May salary

Governor Ben Ayade made the announcement on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in commemoration of the Workers’ Day celebration.

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Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade.


Workers in Cross River State broke into jubilation on Sunday, May 1, 2016, after Governor Ben Ayade announced that salaries for the month would be paid on that day.

Ayade made the announcement in commemoration of the Workers’ Day celebration.

Workers were said to have begun celebrating when they began to receive bank alerts while attending May Day activities at the U.J. Esuene Stadium.

They were said to have begun singing the governor’s praises and named him the Best Labour Friendly Governor in Nigeria.

“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,” the governor said according to ThisDay.

Ayade is said to have earlier formed the practice of paying workers between the 13th and 20th of each month.

The governor’s move comes at a time when 15 states in the country are finding it difficult to pay their workers despite receiving a Federal Government bailout.


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