Whether they voted or not for his anointed candidate at the last election, Ekiti Workers still hold Gov. Ayodele Fayose accountable and they have threatened to go on strike if he fails to pay them two months’ salaries and pensions from July.

At a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the Chairman of Ekiti State NLC, Ade Adesanmi, exonerated the labour leaders from any compromise in the payment of salaries, saying workers would have been sacked but for their efforts.

He said: “As labour leaders, we are supposed to be apolitical and that position we maintain till now. Now, the election has come and gone but the pitiable situation of our members occasioned by the non-payment of salaries and pension of senior citizens still persist and it is worrisome.

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“Letters have been written to the outgoing government to set the machinery in motion for the payment of backlog of arrears of salaries and pensions to fulfil its promise not to leave Ekiti as a debtor. This time, we want to hold Governor Fayose to his words.

“Workers are dying, pensioners are dying and the governor, as a father to all, should ensure that our pains are relieved as soon as possible. We have suggested that from the July allocation, the government should mop up all funds and start paying two months’ salaries, the failure which labour may not be able to guarantee industrial peace and harmony in Ekiti.”

The union, however, urged workers to disregard information from the so-called Ekiti State workers Rescue Team.



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