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Gov. Oborevwori Eliminates Delayed Promotion Payment Arrears for Workers

Last updated on November 4th, 2023 at 01:38 pm

Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has taken a decisive step to ensure workers are promoted promptly and paid the necessary financial benefits, thereby eliminating the accumulation of promotion arrears.

Governor Oborevwori made this directive during a courtesy call by Judges of the State Judiciary, led by Chief Judge Justice Theresa Diai at Government House, Asaba.

He stated that his administration had approved a monthly disbursement of over N600 million, with N10,000 allocated to each worker for three months, as an initial measure to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal on workers.

Governor Oborevwori emphasized, “On the issue of promotion arrears, I don’t want to hear it again because if workers are promoted as and when due, the issue of promotion arrears will not arise.”

He emphasized the importance of prompt promotion and how it prevents unnecessary burdens on the government’s finances. The Governor also addressed the issue of salary arrears, explaining that they were not caused by the Government but were accumulated due to delayed promotions.

Regarding the salary arrears, he assured, “I was told N5.5bn and I said I will pay it in four tranches and we have paid two tranches, we will conclude the payment in November. I have promised and I have made the money available.”

Governor Oborevwori reiterated his commitment to a fully independent and financially autonomous Judiciary. He praised the Judiciary for its role in dispensing justice and shaping the future of the state.

He highlighted the importance of technological proficiency for judicial officers and expressed confidence that the new ultra-modern high court complex, once completed and equipped, will boost staff morale and productivity.

The Governor also emphasized his support for the completion of the high court complex by ensuring all necessary resources are provided to the contractor. He expressed gratitude to the judges for their visit and wished them a successful new legal year.

Justice Diai, leading the delegation, visited to congratulate the Governor on his electoral victory and success at the Election Petition Tribunal. She also informed the Governor about the commencement of the 2023/2024 legal year.

Justice Diai provided an overview of the State Judiciary, which includes 37 High Court judges, 15 Revenue Court judges, 103 magistrates, and seven Customary Court of Appeal judges. She mentioned that eight judges were currently on assignment for election petitions.

Justice Diai highlighted the ongoing automation of revenue collection in all courts and requested the establishment of two additional juvenile centres in the State. She assured the Governor of the judiciary’s full cooperation in making his administration a success.

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