Thursday, November 10, 2011

Delta Not Broke, Says Uduaghan

The Pointer News
8 November 2011

Delta Not Broke, Says Uduaghan             

RELIEF would soon come to civil servants in Delta State as the government has concluded plans to pay the new minimum wage even as Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday debunked insinuation’s that Delta State was broke.

At a breakfast meeting with a cream of journalists, in Warri, Uduaghan said that the new minimum wage would soon be paid to civil servants in the state.

“I am not the type of governor that will run away from the new minimum wage; plans have been concluded by government to implement the payment of the new minimum wage. We have been discussing with labour and we have come to an agreement on the payment of the new minimum wage to our civil servant; so they should just be patient with government as they would soon smile,” the governor said yesterday.

In an apparent reference to criticisms trailing the recent taking of bonds from the financial market, Governor Uduaghan explained that the decision of the state government to go to the capital market does not suggest that the state was broke saying that bonds are taken to fast track development.

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