Non-paymentofworkers’salaries evidence of failed state – Amosun
Any business or state which cannot pay workers’ salaries is a failure, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, has said
Amosun who spoke yesterday in Abeokuta at the 3rd quadrennial delegate conference of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, however urged workers to bear with governors on the payment of their salaries, adding that the mountain of salaries owed them was not deliberate.
He said the myriads of challenges before the governors sometimes constrained them from paying the workers.
Amosun said his administration expends N4billion monthly on the workers’ salaries as part of the premium he gives civil servants for their dedication to duty.
Speaking, President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, implored President Muhammadu Buhari to device a new economic model that would chart a proactive direction for the country.
He spoke on nonpayment of salaries by many state governments, saying many governors owe workers without showing remorse
“Many of our governors are guilty of massive looting of the treasury, thereby causing miseries. There is no excuse that can be given to justify owing workers for eight or nine months,” he said.