National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has called on the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to pay the salaries and other entitlements owed the striking civil servants in the state.
NANS, while dissociating itself from the protest staged by concerned trade unions on Tuesday said, “He who works deserve his pay, as such the civil servants in Ekiti state should not be deprived of their entitlements”.
This is even as the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has apologized to government workers for the non-payment of their five months salary by Governor Ayo Fayose.
The apology was contained in a resolution reached at the State Executive Committee, SEC, meeting presided over by the Chairman, Chief Williams Sunday Ajayi in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
NANS, in a statement by its chairman, Comrade Cosmas Awopeju, in Ado Ekiti, challenged the governor to present evidence that he has not received salaries and security vote in the last five months.
The students’ body lamented that Nigerian students are facing serious hardship due to the inability of the state government to pay the salary arrears owed their parents.
Awopeju said,” We all share understanding with the governor over the little amount coming to the state as federal allocation, but we refused to agree with the governor that five months allocation was not enough to pay at least one or two months’ salary of workers in the state.
“The parents have been finding it difficult to cater for the upkeep of their wards in the face of the present economic hardship in the country. The apex student body in the state frown at the anti masses policies of Mr. Governor and implore him to do the needful.
“We use this medium to re-echo our voice against the unnecessary taxes the governor imposes on pupils in the state. The governor also …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot