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Ayade Pays Cross River Workers December Salary Early, Causes Consternation In Osun


The Oasis Reporters

November 30, 2018

Sen. Ben. Ayade, Cross River State governor, happy to pay December salary in November(left), Ex Osun state governor, laughing out of the seat of power with a crippling 30 month half salary to Osun workers left unpaid.

Workers welfare seems to rule the relationship between the Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade and
Civil servants in the South south state who have received their December salary, barely four days after getting their November pay.
Meanwhile, the state is yet to receive it’s federal allocation for November.

It has become a tradition in the state under the governorship of Senator Ben Ayade, for workers in the state to receive their December salaries in November.

When the news filtered into the Osun state capital this morning through the social media, civil servants were misty eyed as they remembered their 30 months half salary being owed by the economically inept government of the outgone Rauf Aregbesola government in the state.
Aregbesola is currently on a shuttle diplomatic move to reconcile warring factions of the All Progressive Congress in the south south region.

Although a section of the workforce has on many occasions protested against early payment of salaries in the state, Governor Ayade has stayed steadfast to early payment of salaries.

On the rationale for the payment of December salary in late November, the Governor explained that the idea is to get workers to do their shopping early, to avoid inflation that always occasion shopping close to Christmas.

“We pay workers in the state early to usher in the Christmas festivities that begin in the state on December 1st. Besides, it also saves our workers the stress and strain of shopping close to Christmas given the tendency for prices of goods to skyrocket.

“So by paying early we ensure that our workers do their Christmas shopping early, thus getting true value for their money instead of buying goods at highly inflated prices if they shopped close to Christmas.

Given that the payment of December salary was done early, he assured that salary for the month of January will also be paid early.

“Because we have paid December salary early, we will also pay January salary early so as to assist our workers who are parents meet up with the obligation of paying schools fees for their children,” Ayade assured.

The Ayade gospel would sound very strange in South West States like Oyo, Ekiti and Ondo ever since the region lost its marble by electing fake disciples of great sages like Chief Obafemi Awolowo who built an enviable regional economy that became models for the international community in Asia.

“Many of our governors throw the names of Bola Ige, Bisi Onabanjo, Chief Michael Ajasin etc in vain, even copying their dress styles, but they are all fake photocopies”, said Bola Eleko, a trader at Ogunpa market to our correspondent on the phone.

Greg Abolo

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