Saturday, 4 June 2016

Ayo Fayose says he has gone on indefinite strike

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, says he has gone on indefinite strike just as the state civil service are currently embarking on an indefinite strike following unpaid salaries. In a live broadcast in the state today June 4th, Fayose said
“I want to tell workers that I have placed myself on indefinite strike in solidarity with them. I share your pains, but it is rather unfortunate that a man can’t give what he doesn’t have,” he said in a broadcast.
Presently, I am handicapped and there is nothing I can do. I appeal that you put the interest of the state above everything, because the present position affects everybody. I have told you the true position of the finances of the state, of which you had played critical roles in allocation of federal allocations to relevant sectors which shows how well I had carried you along since the dwindling revenue to the state commenced. During my first term, I mean, 2003 to 2006, I used to pay salary of workers by 21st of every month. But the present situation is very unfortunate and we have to learn how to live with it until the country wriggles out of it and things will change for better. I want to say that I will be expecting you back to your offices when you are ready to return to work. I shall be expecting you.”he said