-Workers receive December salaries in Cross River state.
-This, according to the government is to enable them out smart the expected price hike in commodities due to the yuletide celebrations.
Christmas comes early for civil servants in Cross River.
The Cross River State government has effected the payment of December 2017 salary to civil servants in the state.
This was disclosed by Mr. christian Ita, the senior special assistant to governor Ben Ayade on Media, in a statement released on Thursday.
According to the statement, the early payment of the salaries would allow workers in the state beat the Christmas rush and make their purchases before the expected hike in prices of commodities.
“Workers in Cross River State, have reasons to smile as the State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade-yesterday (November 30) commenced the payment of December salaries for the state’s workforce.
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“This is not the first time the Professor Ben Ayade- led administration in the state is paying salaries ahead of time. His Excellency, Professor Ben Ayade believes that paying December salaries early will help workers shop for Christmas before the usual hike in prices during Christmas.”
“This is a strategy to ensure value for money. Although the last time the state got federal allocation was way back in October, the workers-friendly governor decided to pay December salaries early as a show of his underlying love for the workers,” the statement reads.