Ekiti NULGE Boss Prostrated for Fayose before LG Workers Were Paid-Faparusi

Posted on August 9, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |


Ekiti NULGE Boss Prostrated for Fayose before LG Workers Were Paid-Faparusi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Bamidele Faparusi, has advised governor Ayodele Fayose to stop treating Ekiti workers like slaves in the payment of salaries.

Faparusi said it sounded so unfathomable and authoritarian for the local government workers through their President, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Ekiti chapter , Com. Bunmi Ajimoko,  to
have prostrated  and rolled on the ground before the governor consented to pay their 2015 Leave Bonus and deductions .

In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, Faparusi declared that Fayose as a self-acclaimed Prophet must know that a labourer is due for his pay and such should be redeemed as and when due as commanded by the scripture.

Faparusi bemoaned that for Fayose to have allegedly  subjected  the workers to trauma after receiving bumper allocations and bailout before paying them signposted an establishment of  a totalitarian
government in Ekiti under a democratic setting.

The governorship aspirant said  Ekiti received  a sum of N5.2 billion from the federation account last month and got another N4.7 billion from the FG’s bailout , which ordinarily could  pay a total of three
month  salaries and leave bonuses for 2015 and 2016 to all workers.

He argued that after consultation with the labour leaders, including Chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress, Com de Adesanmi and his counterpart in Trade Union Congress, Com. Odunayo Adesoye ,  the
governor  agreed  to pay only one month salary to  State workers and 2015 leave bonus , which he had redeemed.

Faparusi added that the governor also paid the local government workers their 2015 deductions and 2015 leave bonus without any salary paid, in spite of the spirited and concerted efforts made by Ajimoko, including rolling on the floor at Osuntokun Villa, governor’s lodge in Ado Ekiti in the presence of all labour leaders.

“Under Dr Kayode Fayemi, several appointments were made. Former Governor Fayemi appointed about 45-member cabinet and several Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants and added to the State civil service the wage bill was N2.5 billion monthly.

“But now, Governor Fayose,  hiding under economic recession pruned down the appointments to  about 30-member cabinet and  with  few special assistants  reportedly less than 20  and he was still claiming
a monthly  wage bill of  N2.5 billion while the LG is N1.4 billion even when available records at the Accountant General’s office confirmed that the authentic  State’s wage bill was N1.7 billion when
that of LG is N1.1 billion .

“Even at N2.5b wage bill, the staggering N9.9 billion received by both local and state government can pay three months salaries for both State and local government’s civil servants and the 2015 leave bonus
across board.

“So, Governor Fayose should stop treating the workers like slaves. He should know that the State runs a full-fledged monolithic economy resting primarily on civil service architecture and whatever affected
that arm will permeate to all sectors like Ekiti people are currently groaning under hardship under the reign of terror as typified by Governor Fayose”.

On the incendiary comment allegedly credited to Fayose that President Muhammadu Buhari had been placed on life support in a London hospital since June 7, 2017, when his sickness allegedly relapsed, Faparusi said such caustic comment is capable of pitting the country against each other along ethnic lines.

Faparusi contended that Governor Fayose, as a leader of the PDP was supposed to play opposition role, but added that such should be done with dignity and candour and not for personal gains as being allegedly done in this wise.

“Governor Fayose was expected to play opposition role, no doubt about that but the party structure could have played the role he has been playing better if he has respect for constituted authorities.

“Governor Fayose is a man that loathed development of institution and party structure with passion. Rather than fortifying the PDP to be able to play opposition role, he decided to hijack their roles and
subsumed them to the extent that the state PDP under Barrister Gboyega Oguntuase and Jackson Adebayo as Publicity Secretary was a shadow of itself.

“I  want to plead with Nigerians to ignore Fayose’s ranting and perceive him as being  grossly infantile and callow to be a governor under an ideal society except in a degenerated society like Nigeria”,
he concluded.

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