EKITI: All Govt Offices Under Lock as Workers Strike Continues.
All offices belonging to the Ekiti State government were under lock down yesterday. The industrial strike action that was embarked by workers has crippled activities in the state. The Unions involved are the NLC, TUC, and JNC, they workers started the strike on Thursday following their demands from the state government.
All unions had given Governor Fayose a 24 hour ultimatum to pay the sum of N512 million that was removed from December 2015 salary of face an immediate industrial crisis. The strike was later put on hold due to the nationwide strike that was embarked due to the increase in fuel price by the federal government.
The governor stated that the monthly allocation for workers at the moment is over N2 billion, and the allocation from the federal government keeps on reducing from N3 Billion to N751m in thge month of April.
“Even before their strike was embarked upon, I discovered that so many of the workers aren’t punctual in their offices but I didn’t descend hard on them because on the other hand I knew the government was owing them salaries.
“I, the governor cannot stop them from embarking on any strike action, but we shall be waiting for them to return, and they should clearly see that going on a strike is not the best option, “Fayose stated.
“Currently in the government house, there isn’t enough funds to run the generators, and I cannot sell myself nor any members of my family out so as to raise funds, that is how difficult things are”, governor Fayose further stated.