The Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), Rivers State Council, applauds the administration of Sir Siminalayi Fubara, acknowledging his desire to implemented the N35, 000 salary award for the workers if not for the temporary setback caused by the ill-fated impeachment saga in the State.

Comrade Chukwuka Richman Osumah, the Rivers State Chairman of NCSU, while briefing the press in Port Harcourt equally appealed to Governor Fubara to pay the Federal Government approved N35,000 salary award and Christmas bonus to the civil servants this month to cushion the rising cost of living and for a seamless yuletide celebration, Speaking further he said “civil servants in the State had for several years been denied Christmas bonus by successive administrations that never had the interest of the people at heart”.

He, noted that Governor Fubara is workers friendly, expressing optimism that Governor Fubara would do the needful to make civil servants in the State comfortable and happy, coming from a civil servant background and rising through rank and files to the exalted position of an Executive Governor.

Osumah said the Rivers State Government ought to have started implementing the salary award since September when it was approved; adding that further delay of the implementation would entail unnecessary accumulation of the arrears.

He used the opportunity to reaffirm the unflinching support of the workers to the present administration, going by its giant development strides within a short period of time, calling on the workers to rally round the present administration, and to be dedicated and committed to their duties for productivity and service delivery.

It has been on record that since the administration of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, civil servants in the State had not been paid Christmas bonus. An ugly trend that had brought excruciating pains on civil servants in the state throughout the tenures of previous administrations.

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