To forestall the strains occasioned by a hike in prices of commodities during Christmas, 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.
A statement issued in Calabar by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Christian Ita stated that the early payment of December salaries was meant to enable workers in the state make their Christmas purchases before the usual hike in prices of commodities that occasions Christian festival.
“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… 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 concluded.
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