Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Workers in the Oil rich Bayelsa State of Nigeria have taken their problems of frequent salaries deduction and delayed salary payments of civil servants to Pastors and other spiritual heads for divine intervention. The government of Bayelsa,  according to some workers who spoke to Golden Pen stated that the Restoration administration led by Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has made a u turn from timely salary payment to unnecessary Daniel said the Restoration government has shown that those at the saddle have more interest on their own individual welfare than the welfare of the people of the state.
Mr. Daniel said the continued cut of salaries from poor civil servants of the state has further impoverished them, and wondered why the little that was being expected at the end of the month was delayed into the next month a situation he described as worrisome and anti-progressive. He explained that rather than having direct confrontation with government most of the workers have resorted to seeking spiritual solution to the precariously deteriorating money wahala  in the state civil service. Supporting Mr. Daniel's position, another Civil Servant who gave his name as Mr. Brakemi said that his prayer point has been based on Ezekiel 34 which as he puts it, will attract divine intervention so that the poor will not continue to cry unto God for help. 
In a sharp reaction to the delay in salary payment a lady civil servant an Accountant, Mrs Seiyefa explained that truly, the salary payment of these months cannot be compared to what was the case at the early period of the Restoration Government. She however attributed the experience as not unconnected with Governor Dickson's long absence in the state, who said the governor had been on leave  expressed hope that things may improve in the future.when he resumes.
Mr. Ingonabo who said he was at the verge of retirement this year, told this medium that he had never been drilled like this in his civil service career with month to month verification exercises and salary the bones of the workers . Efforts to contact Government high ranking officials to comment on the issue was unsuccessful at press time.  

1 comment:

  1. It is not the problem of just one country but it is the problem of whole world. Because of the rate of unemployment, many people are crazy to get the job. Company has many options. Therefore, the authorities takes the salary of the employees for granted. They don't care to give the salary in time.

    Jimmie Menon
    Guelph Payroll Service