The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed why it has become difficult to pay workers’ salaries in the state.
The governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi noted that the state treasury is currently suffering from the excessive borrowing by past administration in the state and equally from the current economic recession being experienced by the country.
“I have not hidden anything from the labour leaders and what our dear state is experiencing now has been aggravated by the mindless borrowings of the immediate past administration in the state. The state is paying about N1 billion monthly to service the bond and the commercial loans they took. If that did not happen, we would have had such money to add to our monthly allocations.” He said.
The governor stated that in the meantime, the salary for local government workers is ready for payment, while the little resources that have come to the state are ready for sharing but this cannot be done because civil servants who are on strike have critical roles to play in the disbursement of the funds.
The governor urged the workers to go back to work for the benefit of all.