The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has told his successor, Governor Fayemi, to do what he couldn’t do by paying workers their salaries and arrears.
This is coming after Fayemi revealed that workers were being owed N57billion as arrears and unpaid salaries.
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.
”It becomes difficult to pay once because Ekiti gets a little above N5 Million monthly, with the state getting like N3 billion, while the local governments receive little above N2 billion monthly,“ he said.
In response, Fayose tweeted:
“I read without surprise & as usual @kfayemi usual brandishing of figures owed Ekiti workers & retirees by my administration.
“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.”