The organized labour in Ekiti State has given Governor Ayodele Fayose, 24 hours ultimatum to pay workers’ Salary deductions for the month of December, 2015 or face industrial action.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen Tuesday and which was jointly signed by the Chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Com. Ade Adesanmi, Trade Union Congress, Com Odunayo Adesoye and Secretary of Joint Negotiating Council, Com. Oladele Blessing.
The trade unions expressed regret over the delay in the payment of deductions despite the agreement reached with the government at the stakeholders’ meeting of May 9, 2016. The workers according to the statement took the decision at its meeting of May 16, 2016 held in Ado Ekiti.
The statement said: “It must be noted that the state government has collected state allocation for the period of December, 2015, January, 2016 , February and March , 2016 with internally generated revenue inclusive and yet government is running away from its responsibility on payment of workers’ monthly gross salary , which is far from our expectation from a worker friendly governor.
“In view of this, we are constrained to request for the payment of the 2015 December workers’ deduction within 24hours, so as to avoid industrial unrest in Ekiti State”, it concluded Meantime, Ekiti State Governor has said there was no truth in the rumour making that the Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Ekiti State Governor, Alhaji Ademola Bello, has been relieved of his position.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by the Governor Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi stated that the news which has gone viral on social media is a blatant lie orchestrated by those who insisted in distablising the Ayo Fayose Administration.
According to Adelusi, Alhaji Bello is at his duty post and at the pleasure of Mr Governor. “It is these same elements who few weeks back flied a fake news that the Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade had resigned whereas the woman had gone on two weeks leave.
“We implored the people to ignore these people who are disturbed by the performance and ever growing popularity of Governor Ayodele Fayose”.