The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has ordered that the payment of the one month backlog of salary owed civil servants on or before Tuesday, June the 9th, 2015.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, Governor Ayade explained that the decision to clear the one month salary owed the state workers was in keeping with his policy of ensuring that workers are paid on the 25th of every month.
Governor Ayade, on assumption office, had vowed to make prompt payment of workers’ salaries one of his priorities, saying that “a labourer deserves his wages”.
Governor Ayade had promised to create about a thousand jobs for unemployed youths in the state during his first 100 days in office as part of his short term achievements.
He made this promise on his first official day on assumption of office as the number one citizen of the state. He also warned that strict sanctions will be enforced on civil servants who do not report to work latest by ten minutes before 8am.
Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has promised to create about a thousand jobs for unemployed youths in the state during his first 100 days in office as part of his short term achievements.
According to the Governor, who was speaking on his first official day on assumption into office as the number one citizen of the state, government owes its citizens the opportunity to get them engaged and accountable for their welfare.
He averred that during his administration, value will be added to the lives of residents in Cross River State through other signature programmes he intends to unveil in order for them to feel the impact of good governance.
Governor Ayade also warned that strict sanctions will be enforced on civil servants who do not report to work latest by ten minutes before 8am.
He, however, pardoned those who were late on the first day but warned that a repetition would amount to a written memo which could be followed by major sanctions.
A bill to amend the law setting up the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone scaled the crucial second reading in the Senate on Wednesday, recording a major progress in improving the activities in the sector.
The federal government has set up the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone to provide a greater level of Foreign Direct Investment in the oil and gas sector.
The sponsor of the Amendment Bill, Senator Odion Ugbesia and Senator Ben Ayade said the free zone had not achieved the purpose for which it was established as a result of a weak regulatory framework guiding its operations.
Senator Ugbesia said the bill, if passed into law, would to address some of the deficiencies in the enabling Authority Act that was enacted before the free trade zones was set up.
He further said that it would strengthen its legislative framework and provide a tax holiday for investors.