Oyo workers not at loggerheads with Ajimobi over salaries – Labour leader

The Chairman of the Joint Negotiation Council (JNC) in Oyo State, Mr. Nurudeen Arowolo has said that workers in the state are not at loggerheads with the Governor Abiola Ajimobi administration over the issue of salaries.

Arowolo, who stated this while speaking at a news conference held in Ibadan at the week-end, said the clarification had become necessary in view of the rumours making the rounds that civil servants and the state government were at each other’s throats over payment of salaries.

He said that the salaries of workers for the month of January which was a bit delayed due to the dwindling federal allocation had since been paid.

Arowolo also explained that three-month salary arrears of the newly-employed secondary school teachers had also been settled.

The labour leader appealed to civil servants to bear with the state government over the delay in the payment of their salaries, saying this was due to the gross reduction in the allocation from the Federation Account.

According to him, since it had not been in the habit of the Ajimobi administration to delay payment of salaries since 2011 when it came on board, workers should understand the situation.

The NJC Chairman further assured workers that February salaries would be paid by the state government as soon as the federal allocation for the month of February was released by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) to the state.

Arowolo urged workers to be loyal to the government in power and avoid being partisan, in line with the civil service ethics.

Dr. Festus Adedayo
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media



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