We don’t have enough money to pay Bayelsa workers – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has affirmed that the state government does not have the capacity to pay civil servants in the state because of dwindling revenue.


A statement from the state’s Ministry of Information and Orientation, quoted the governor as making this remark during a meeting with members of the Bayelsa Elders Forum in Yenagoa.

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The governor enjoined the elders to prevail on the civil servants from their different localities to accept the ongoing payment pattern.

The government had been paying workers in the state 50 per cent salaries since February 2016.

The statement quoted the governor as saying, “In the area of public service, I appeal to the elders to be part of the discussions by engaging civil servants from their localities to accept the ongoing payment pattern as government at this point cannot pay full salaries.

“Some of the major challenges our government is facing is dwindling revenue and security. We call for collaboration to ensure law and order in all the local government areas in the state.”

Also, Dickson paid glowing tribute to elders and founding fathers of the state who fought and persistently agitated for the creation of Bayelsa state in 1996.

Noting that the state was not where it should be, he nevertheless said it was not where it used to be.

Secondary and primary schools teachers in Bayelsa State had threatened to embark on indefinite strike if the state government failed to pay its outstanding salaries.



  1. Useless governor. This is the worst governor in the country, you need to pass through Sagbama road that leads to his community. What did you do with over 19b naira allocation you received in August, ole? What of all allocations since January? Ole governor, a former policeman and a lawyer combined. What do you expect apart from stealing and stealing.

  2. Will Seriake Dickson learn also to cut his expenses? 2. How much is the minimum wage and living wage that he intends to pay 50%? 3. How much has he cut from the wife’s excesses, 4. Are these bunches of use n dump royal fathers doing his bidding at no cost?, let him seek help since he’s admitting failure now. Let him borrow leaf from Comrade Oshiomhole who approved 25k as minimum wage and faithful to it, Gov. Ambode who pays salaries every 22nd day of every month and yet flagged off 114 local roads within a month. Seriake learn from the ants.

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