Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has urged workers in the state to call off their strike to allow for dialogue.
Governor Fayose said this yesterday in Ado-Ekiti through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi. According to him, the salary for local government workers is ready for payment but cannot be processed without workers being at work.
He sympathized with the striking workers and the inconveniences the current financial situation in the country is causing them, said that the financial condition of the country might not get better soon.
While saying that the issue of irregular payment of workers was not limited to Ekiti, the governor urged the workers to note that the country was in a recession and that the state depends much on statutory allocations.
“I have not hidden anything from the labour leaders and what our dear state is experiencing now has been aggravated by the mindless borrowings of the immediate past administration in the state. The state is paying about N1 billion monthly to service the bond and the commercial loans they took. If that did not happen, we would have had such money to add to our monthly allocations,” Fayose said.