Ayodele Fayose, the former Ekiti State Governor, has charged the Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, to do what he couldn’t do for the workers in the state civil service.
He called on Governor Fayemi to pay their arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments.
Recall that the Ekiti State governor had told the labour leaders that the workers in the state civil service are being owed N57billion as arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments.
Governor Fayemi stated this while speaking at a meeting with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the Government House, Ado Ekiti.
According to Fayemi, the issue is caused by irregular payments of salaries and pensions by the immediate past administration..
Fayemi said, “It is sad to reel out such a humongous figure because it can create panic for you and I.”
” But let me say that we cannot pay everything in one fell swoop, but the 2019 promotion arrears will be given immediate attention while others will be defrayed by instalment.”
”It becomes difficult to pay once because Ekiti gets a little above N5 Million monthly, with the state getting like N3 billion, while the local governments receive little above N2 billion monthly,“ he said.
Fayose while reacting to the statement on his Twitter account said, “I read without surprise & as usual @kfayemi usual brandishing of figures owed Ekiti workers & retirees by my administration.
“Without joining issues with him, rather than public service announcement, I enjoin him to pay the workers. Moreso he was “voted” for to do what I couldn’t do.”