The concerned workers in Ogun State have warned Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state to stop killing them in silence over non payment of November salaries to workers.
The angry workers lamented that “almost eighty five percent of workers in the state have not collected their November salaries in the month of December under the present administration.
A Worker who spoke under condition of anonymity to journalists decried the lackadaisical attitude of the Ogun state government in handling issues of workers’ salaries and pensions, stressing that many workers have not been paid for the month of November in December.
He maintained that the current predicament of workers and pensioners in the state has caused untold hardship, warning that the workers would no longer tolerate government’s insensitivity to workers’ welfare.
He said that it started jokingly for some months back now, where the state would not pay their salary as at when due, noting that they thought it was due to some itches but now it has become norms, part and parcel of the present administration.
According to him, “Workers in the state are passing through unbearable hardship under this government, it is criminal by this government having collected resources accrued to the state for three weeks now and the workers are still been owed.”
About five banks of the staff salary account had not been received their salaries which includes: Gtbank, Polaris, FCMB, Stanbic IBTC bank and others, noting that only First Bank, Union, Gateway savings and loan, Sterling Bank, Zenith banks had received their salaries.
He further lambasted the government for not having pity on the State workforce, saying it is better for the present administration not to seek for second term in office, because it has failed the state indigenes woefully.
He added that only the local government workers in the State having collected their salaries, while state government workers salaries are being withheld, noting that it was due to the allegations levelled against them by the federal government for spending local government fund for just no reasons.
He urged the Abiodun’s government in the state to play its part in the payment of salaries after been collected federal allocation rather than engaging in unnecessary trips, an action workers described as inimical, wasteful.
The workers hinted that it would soon mobilize itself against the state government if the current situation is not quickly addressed.