– Former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose called on Fayemi to Pay workers Arrears
– The Governor earlier claimed that the trend was caused by irregular payments of salaries
– We cannot pay everything in one fell swoop, but the 2019 promotion arrears will be given immediate attention
The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has called on Governor Kayode Fayemi to pay the state civil service workers their arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments which he could not do.
Fayose issued this statement after Fayemi told labour leaders on Tuesday that the workers in the state civil service were currently being owed N57billion as backlog of unpaid salaries and emoluments.
The Governor earlier claimed that the trend was caused by irregular payments of salaries and pensions by the immediate past administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose.
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.
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”It becomes difficult to pay once because Ekiti gets a little above N5 Billion monthly, with the state getting like N3 billion, while the local governments receive little above N2 billion monthly,“ he said.
Mr. Fayose said in his twitter: “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.”