From ADEWUMI ADEMIJU, Ado Ekiti
THE Ekiti APC Youth Frontier Coordinator, Mr. Dapo Ipoola, has called on the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, to pay workers the five -month salaries and other emoluments being owed by his administration.
The youth coordinator who made the call while speaking with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti said the present labour imbroglio breaking out of Ekiti was something disheartening.
“For months now the Fayose-led state government has been unable to pay workers salary and other pecuniary emoluments,” he stated.
Adding: “The inability of the state government to do this is something that is outrageously callous because the governor is taking his own entitlements such as 250m security vote and as well 250m running grant, which is half of a billion in a month.
“How do you justify human feeling when civil servants are languishing in abject poverty? Even the governor once jokingly said that before famine could enter government house, thousands of Ekiti people must have died of unconquerable hunger. The labour situation in Ekiti is this absurd and offensively condescending.”
Ipoola stressed that during Fayemi’s administration paucity of funds was also encountered but dealt with by effulgent administrative prowess.
He said Fayose’s government had fallen short of such creative approach because the governor had chosen to surround himself with tyrants and disoriented bunch of charlatans.
His words: “How would the state progress? Exigent call for the emperor to resign is just the panacea before any unbridled cataclysmic escalation.
“To justify his executive ineffectuality, the governor has always been inconsistent with the quote of debt owed by the previous administration.
“But thank God that the Debt Management Office has done justice to that. And, why has the governor in a recalcitrant manner refused to read the Handover Note presented to him?
“Even if the governor cannot read it his cyber bull dog, Lere Olayinka should be able to do so. If not cheer wickedness the governor left the salary of the civil servants unattended to and concerned himself with the building of flyovers.
“Of what socio-economic importance is that project compared to the cascade of administrative tepidity and torpidity on ground?
“Why is the governor not coming out clean on the IGR of Ekiti? What has happened to the exorbitant tax fees mindlessly imposed?
“If the governor said he had discovered five hundred thousand ghost workers and the labour force is not being reinforced with this number, what has happened to their salaries?”
The APC youth Coordinator therefore implored the governor to do the needful by paying workers salary “or sleep away with the unpredictable attendant consequences of which shall be civil”
“And we want to also tell the governor to learn how to make lemonade out of lemon, and he should also know that an English man’s home is his castle.
“Therefore he should concentrate on his rudderless ship that is about to capsize; and more so electioneering is over and he will be accountable to Ekiti people after his four years of maladministration, not the Buhari-led federal government,” he stated.