The Bayelsa State Government has been urged to seek alternative funding to pay the November salaries pending reconciliation of figures by Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) for the month in question. The advise was given by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Bayelsa, on Wednesday.
Bayelsa chapter Chairman of TUC, Tari Dounana, made the suggestion against the backdrop of a statement by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information, blaming the state’s inability to pay November salary on the delayed FAAC meeting.
“Bayelsa is principally a civil service state and we advise the government to source for funds and pay the November salary of workers. Tthis is a festive period and workers have made projections for the salary to meet their various obligations.
“The hope of workers is that government will find a way and pay, just as the federal government has paid its workforce for November.
“And the dependence of states on the federation accounts for salaries is a fundamental challenge facing the system, but it is also interesting that few states have found a way around it, Cross River is leading the way in that direction as it pays workers ahead,” Dounana said.