By Obeten Godfrey
Sequel to Governor Ayade’s approval to pay and regularize contract staff, the Cross River State Water Board Limited (CRSWBL) has commenced payment of salary arrears to 463 of it’s contract staff.
The payment was made after a thorough personnel audit exercise conducted by the Board in different parts of the State.
While thanking Governor Ayade for his magnanimity, the Acting Managing Director CRSWBL, Dr. Stephen Odey commended the governor for his efforts towards the actualization of the long awaited payment.
Dr. Odey further stated that “Disparity in payment was squarely addressed.”
According to him “During the personnel audit, we noticed that there were a lot of disparities in the payment system. While some were earning higher, others with the same qualifications were earning lower, but all that has been rectified,” he said.
He further stated that 37 contract staff that are yet to be paid are those who have issues with their account details. He advised them to see the Director of Accounts to rectify issues for immediate payment.
The Acting MD urged contract staff to compliment government efforts by returning to work and ensure that Cross Riverians get the best service delivery.
He warned that those who fail to do so would not be regularized, even as he urged all staff to live up to their responsibilities and redouble their efforts to ensure the smooth operations of the Board.
“I will not hesitate to delete those shortlisted for regularization if they fail to return to their duty posts,” he warned.
Dr. Odey who also doubles as the Executive Secretary of the State Universal Education Board ( SUBEB), called on the general public to show understanding, stating that the Board is working tirelessly to improve on its operations.
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