In an unprecedented move, Cross River state civil servants received their May salaries on the first day of the month.
Making this announcement at the U.J. Eusene Stadium, venue of the May Day rally, the state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade promised the workers that his administration would always ensure prompt payment of salaries.
The state workers had been getting their income in the third week of the month following an agreement the Governor reportedly have with some banks whereby he does not await for allocation from the federation account before paying workers.
After receiving alerts on their phones, the joy of the workers knew no bounds as they gave Ayade the title of ˜Best Labour Friendly Governor in Nigeria.