Baylsa state Governor Henry Seriake Dickson once again agreed to pay the state civil servants the N30,000 minimum wage approved by the federal Government.
Speaking in Yenagoa during the 2019 workers day with the theme another 100 years of struggle for jobs, dignity and social justice in Nigeria, the Governor assured them that as soon as the National Income and wages Commission works out the modalities, the state will be among the first state to pay.
Commending the civil servants of the state for their impact despite what they had gone through in the last seven years, the Governor maintained that the state civil servants were the most organised and patriotic in the country.
Assuring them that the labour leaders were not the stooge of the Governmnent, he said” Your leaders are not the stooge of the Government and I don’t want them to be stooges.
Speaking earlier, the state NLC chairman Comrade John Ndiomu thanked the Governor for declining assent to the Bayelsa state House of Assembly Life Pension Bill 2019 adding that it showed that he articulated the views of Bayelsans.
He lamented the level of insecurity in the state, describing it as worrisome.
He said: “The activities of these criminals are on the increase which has inflicted so much fear on Bayelsans.
“In the light of the above congress wish to call on the Bayelsa state Government to beef up security both on the water ways by setting up a joint Taskforce JTF involving the Army, Navy, Police, and other security agencies.