Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has announced the
promotion of 37,100 workers covering promotion arrears in
the civil service between 2015 to 2017.
Governor Fayose, who called on the workers to challenge
the Federal government not to oppress Ekiti State, in the
scheme of things, said the FG was sitting on the common
wealth of the state.
He said the labour leaders should look into the books of the
FG for transparency.
“Every state is supposed to get its own share of the extra
dollars on the sale of oil in the country, but the FG is not
giving the state its due allocation”, he said.
Fayose made the remarks at the 2018 May Day celebration
held at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, on Tuesday, promising
the workers that he would not leave the state as a debtor
governor, hoping that he would pay them all the salary
arrears before the end of his tenure.
“Your interest would be my priority until my last day in
office; I would not leave the state as a debtor governor in
Ekiti”, he assured.
He, however, condemned the All Progressives Congress,
APC, saying they said they would come to rig election in
Earlier, in his speech, the chairman of the Nigeria Labour
Congress, NLC, Comrade Raymond Adesanmi, said the
workers in the state are hungry, calling on the governor to
pay outstanding salaries owed the workers, which include 5
months for the state civil servants, 8 months for the local
government workers and 6 months for higher institution in
Comrade Adesanmi also called on the governor to pay
gratuity and pensions for all the senior citizens that are
At the celebration, which was sparsely attended by the
workers, Fayose later introduce his deputy governor, Prof.
Kolapo Olusola, as the man after his heart, urging the
workers to vote for him at the next election.
The governor said: “Prof. Kolapo Olusola, is the man to be
Governor of Ekiti State, the man to take over from me.”