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ACN Writes Gov Amaechi To Pay Workers Salaries

By Action Congress of Nigeria
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The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Rivers State Chapter has asked the governor, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to pay civil servants' salaries and entitlements owed, without further delay.

In a letter to the Governor dated Monday, December 12, 2011, the party according to the Publicity Secretary, Jerry Needam asked the governor to scale up efforts to make sure civil servants have their outstanding monthly salaries, allowances and all entitlements paid.

The party notes that no responsible government treats civil servants with levity, considering the pivotal role they play in the life of any administration.

ACN further regretted that rather than government pay civil servants, they chose to vote over two billion naira into Christmas gifts for party faithfuls, friends, cronies, political jobbers and other political activities like the Carniriv.

The party expressed worry that civil servants in the State may have a bleak Christmas and new year celebrations as there are no significant signs that salaries of November and December 2011 will be paid to them before the end of December, 2011.

An ACN government in Rivers State, Jerry Needam assured, will not only promote the welfare of civil servants, but salaries of civil servants will be regularly and promptly paid.

ACN also said that the delay in payment of salaries of civil servant may not be unconnected with the over spending of the state government on frivolities, that has rendered the State treasury empty.

The future of the State, the party said depends largely on civil servants and urged the Rivers State government not to sit on the rights of civil servants.

Regular and prompt payment of civil servants' salaries and entitlements is an obligation any responsible government should perform.

Jerry Needam, JP
Publicity Secretary
Action Congress of Nigeria
Rivers State.

Thursday, December 15, 2011