The outgoing governor of Bayelsa State, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has approved the Payment of N30,000 minimum wage to the civil servants.
Hon. Dickson made the pronouncement to the approval of the implementation of the New National Minimum wage of N30,000 to take effect from January 2020.
His words: “I Made You People A Commitment That We Are Not ( In Principle) Opposed To The The Payment Of The N30,000 New National Minimum Wage.
“Today I Have Made Good That Promise. Under Normal Circumstances, There Is Nothing We Pay Our Hard Working Employees That Should Be Considered Too Much.
Recall that Dickson, elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as the Governor and will vacate the office as the Bayelsa State Governor on 14th February, 2020.
David Lyon, governor elect on the platform of All Progressive Congress, APC, will be sworn in on the same date 14th February 2020 as the governor of Bayelsa State.
This online media understands that Governor Dickson will not be the one to execute this minimum wage payment but the incoming Governor, Chief David Lyon.
This Late hour action has received many reactions since it was brought to the public domain.
Many are of the opinion that Dickson is setting a timing bomb to Lyon’s administration; while others are of the opinion that he want to take the glory when this will be implemented.
But, however, time will tell, if the incoming Governor will execute it or not.
Meanwhile, the governor-elect, David Lyon is yet to issue a statement regarding this new development.