Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has declared his readiness to soon pay all salaries arrears to the state civil servants.
He said that the government had released salaries owed the workers for March and working to ensure the payment of the April salaries soon.
The governor who spoke through the Commissioner for Information, Ibim Seminatari, assured that the civil servants that the state government would ensure the immediate payment of their outstanding salaries.
The commissioner stated this when workers of the Ministry of Sports took a protest march to the Government House over unpaid salaries.
She said that the government had released the salaries for March and had stepped up efforts prepared to effect the payment of that of April.
But the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has expressed shock and disapproval of the remark credited to Semenitari on behalf of Governor Amaechi where she claimed that the outgoing All Progressives Congress, APC government was not owing the workers.
The PDP Chairman, Mr. Felix Obuah, said the comments by the commissioner portrayed her in bad light.
He described Semenitari as a mischievous servant, who would tell any lie to please her master, adding that her claim was an insult on the sensibility of civil servants, who had been subjected to untold hardship as monies meant for their salaries had been diverted to the funding of the APC.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP draws the attention of Mrs. Semenitari to the plight of workers at the Rivers State Polytechnics, Bori, who for the past three months are yet to get their salaries.”
The party tasks the Information Commissioner to workers at the Rivers State College of Arts and Science who are praying and fasting for months over government’s refusal to pay their salaries.

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