The Governor of Ekiti state has been faulted over claims he made on national television that he owes workers in the state only four months’ salaries.
The Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State has said the claim by Governor Ayodele Fayose that workers in the state are owed only four months’ salaries is false.
This was made public by the State Chairman of the NLC, Ade Adesanmi, who said state workers were owed about eight months’ salaries.
This comes after Fayose had, while appearing on a television station interview programme in Lagos on Thursday, claimed that workers were owed just four months’ salaries.
Reacting to the claim on Saturday, Adesanmi said different categories of workers in Ekiti were owed between five and eight months’ salaries.
“As we speak, the civil servants are owed five months’ salary arrears; local government, eight months’ salaries; and institutions like College of Education, Ikere, College of Heath Technology, Ijero and Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, are owed seven months’ salaries,” he said.