Non-pay­mentof­work­ers’salaries ev­i­dence of failed state – Amo­sun

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, La­gos

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.

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