By Nathan Nwakamma
In spite of directives by Governor Seriake Dickson that wage be paid, 1000’s of Bayelsa state civil servants weren’t paid for December.
The civil servants must spend the Christmas holidays with out funfair.
The directive cost of wage on Wednesday couldn’t be effected throughout board as employees in few mainstream ministries received their December pay as at Friday, the final working day earlier than Christmas.
It can be recalled that November salaries of civil servants had been delayed on account of a stalemate on the October Federation Account Allocation Committee assembly and subsequently delayed November wage of Bayelsa civil servants to the second week of December.
However News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) investigations on Saturday confirmed that employees in most Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) had been additionally not paid for November.
Mr. Henry James, a secondary college instructor, instructed NAN on Saturday that he was but to get November wage not to mention December.
“It is unlucky, that I’m but to gather something for November.
“Although a few of my colleagues have acquired theirs, loads of us are nonetheless overlooked and we’re already closely indebted and can’t borrow from individuals who had given us loans that we’ve got not paid.
“The directive that December salaries be paid when a few of us are but to get November leaves extra to be desired, we’re actually not on the identical web page in any respect. Often these of us who work within the MDAs have our salaries delayed for 2 weeks or much more.
“The governor’s directive on Thursday was not possible because of the bureaucratic bottlenecks that characterise authorities actions.
NAN gathered that employees in some ministries who received their December salaries late on Friday besieged the Automated Teller Machines (ATM) places for withdrawals forming lengthy queues that depleted the money within the machines.