It was jubilation at Oleh, Isoko South and Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Areas of Delta State as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, at the weekend, promised to assist the 25 council areas in the state to reduce the unpaid salaries of their workers.
The governor said the cries of council workers in the state had reached his doorsteps; hence positive steps would be taken to redeem their plight. He expressed joy that militia groups in the state had ceasefire and crude oil revenue had started to appreciate.
The council areas, except Warri South, had not paid their workers for between eight and 10 months. But Governor Okowa, who was in Oleh and Isoko respectively to campaign for the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the January 6, 2018 council polls in the state, categorically said the militants had given peace a chance. He said: “We feel the pains of our brothers and sisters in the local government councils, we are happy that peace has returned to our state, this will lead to increase in revenue and with such, we will assist the councils to reduce their salary burdens.”