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Delta Not Owing Workers Salaries

We read with shock and embarassment the misleading front page report in the Vanguard Newspaper of Tuesday, November 28, 2017, listing Delta as one of  the States owing workers salaries.

For the avoidance of doubt, Delta State Government is not owing its workers. We have paid all our workers to date and we have also consistently given financial support to the Local Government Councils to enable them pay the salaries of their workers.

We consider the report as malicious and tendentious and, therefore, demand an unreserved apology and immediate retraction of the story from The Vanguard.

We urge journalists to always cross check their facts before rushing to the press as such false information undermines good governance.

Despite the economic downturn Delta State Government had consistently paid its workers salaries even as we have continued to excel in infrastructure renewal, job creation and human capital development. 

Patrick Ukah
Commissioner for Information
Delta State
November 28, 2017

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