Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
In what appears like divide and rule, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the state government will pay workers who are not on strike their salaries from the N752 million monthly allocation that came from Abuja for April.
He also opined that embarking on strike is not the solution to the poor resources available to the government that has led to irregular payment of salaries in the last few months.
He stated this while featuring on a televised programme on television stations in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend.
The governor noted that the state was handicapped by the continuous slide in statutory allocations coming to it and the general economic recession in the country.
“For the April allocation shared in May, we got N752 million, while our wage bill is N2.6 billion monthly. The previous month we got a little over N1 billion and that has been the trend since last year. We have had to combine two monthly allocations to be able to pay a month salary, but since the beginning of this year, it is that three allocations are not even enough to pay a month salary,” he said.
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