Unpaid Salary: NLC, TUC Slam Fayose over Alleged Purchase of N75m Car

- Victor Ogunje

The Ekiti State chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress(TUC), have upbraided Governor Ayodele Fayose for allegedly purchasing a N75 million vehicle and payment of N43 million severance package as parting gifts.

The workers in a joint statement signed by NLC chairman, Prince Raymond Ade Adesanmi and his TUC counterpar­t, Mr. Odunayo Adesoye and made available to our correspond­ent described it as an act of insensitiv­ity to the plight of workers in the state.

The union wondered why a governor who had refused to pay backlog of salaries would be contemplat­ing buying of exotic vehicle and paying himself severance allowance as partying gifts.

They disclosed that there would be industrial crisis in the state if the governor proceeded with his plans in paying himself and his Deputy that huge amount and purchasing the new vehicle.

“If it is true that the state government has approved the purchase of N74 million worth of vehicle as parting gift and N43 million severance package each for the governor and his Deputy, we stand to condemn it in its entirety, it is an act of selfishnes­s and insensitiv­e to the plight of workers and pensioners in Ekiti State

“If a government is owing workers several arrears of salaries and at this critical time that the state ought to have mopped up all its resources to ensure that the outstandin­g salary arrears and other entitlemen­t are defrayed, that the governor as an individual is now clamouring for the payment of severance allowance and take away gift of N74 million Utility Sport Vehicle.

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