Ekiti workers give Fayose 14-day ultimatum to pay salaries

Ekiti workers give Fayose 14-day ultimatum to pay salaries

- The Ekiti state labour union demands for salaries owed by Fayose’s administration be cleared before a new government resumes office

- The union also advocates for payment of eleven months and six months pensions to local government pensioners and state government pensioners respectively

Governor Ayo Fayose has been issued a 14-day ultimatum by workers in Ekiti state to pay all salaries and pensions of retirees.

The workers, under the aegis of Ekiti state organised labour, insisted that all arrears of workers’ and entitlements owed by Fayose’s administration must be cleared before a new government resumes office on October 16, The Nation reports.

The labour union in a bulletin issued on Saturday, July 21, also demanded for payment of over seven months deduction, payment of nine month arrears to local government workers and primary school teachers.

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They advocated for payment of eleven months and six months pensions to local government pensioners and state government pensioners respectively.

The bulletin issued by the workers read: “Workers in the public service of Ekiti State have been suffering over the years with nobody to rescue them in relation to payment of salaries, pensions and other benefits.

“The import of this is that the condition of service of an average worker in Ekiti is deplorable or poor despite the huge funds allocated to Ekiti State from the Federation Account between 2014 to date.

“In view of the present development in the state occasioned by the result of the governorship election, it has become necessary to assess the implication on welfare of workers vis-à-vis the arrears of unpaid salaries.

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“In order to avoid a situation whereby the incoming government may wish to foot drag on the payment of the arrears of salaries on the premise that the organized labour was inept to the payment of same by the outgoing government thus amounting t a huge financial burden on the new government.

“The state government is hereby given a 14-day ultimatum to meet these demands.”

Meanwhile, with respect to the delayed release of the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, there are allegations put forward by the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) that President Muhammadu Buhari is being led astray by some cabals who only intend to feather their own caps.

The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has objected to the position taken by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the minister of justice, that the federal government is not ready to release the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki. I

Isah Abubakar, the president of NYCN, in a statement alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is being misled by a “northern cabal” for ulterior motives, Premium Times reports

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