The Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI), has taken a swipe at the governor of the state, Ibikunle Amosun, over the non-payment of the salaries of the workers.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Ifekayode Akinbode, Isiaka expressed dissatisfaction on this development saying the government of Amosun has failed the masses.
NON-PAYMENT OF OGUN WORKERS’ SALARIES IS A CONTINUATION OF AMOSUN’S WICKEDNESS
For the umpteenth time, the Gboyega Nasir Isiaka Campaign Organization (GNICO) wishes to bring to public notice, the unusual but strange financial engineering of Ogun State’s resources by the outgoing governor, Ibikunle Amosun. The gubernatorial candidate of PDP in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka have had cause severally to advise the government on the rudderless and retrogressive manner it was handling the state’s finances. As at the moment, huge numbers of Ogun State workers are yet to receive November Salaries while that of December looks a tall order and may likely come in January or February.
We are much alarmed that while contractors have left virtually all the project sites across the state due to the inability of government to meets its obligations to them, our workers are now suffering the same fate. For a government that receives well over N4billion monthly federal allocations and also boasts of raking in about N6billion monthly IGR, not to be able to pay the salaries of workers which amounts to about N2.6billion monthly, is to us the height of irresponsibility, recklessness and wickedness by the APC government under Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
This action is a big disrespect to the dignity of labour and punishment to the hardworking workers of our dear state. This can only further impoverish our people and make the yuletide period bleak; how do we even rationalise what Amosun has been doing with N10billion it has to spend every month? We are not surprised because the only visible site in the whole state where workers, contractors and huge equipments are busy working day and night without paucity of funds is the governor’s multi-billion new house construction ongoing at Ibara GRA in the state capital, Abeokuta.
Finally, we urge the failed, corrupt, unpopular and outgoing government to immediately dip it’s hands in its secret vault and pay our workers. Enough of this mindless treatment being meted out to our people. We want to however assure the great people of Ogun State that under the incoming PDP government ably led by Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI), life will become more abundant for them. Workers will have their pride of place and the glory of Ogun shall return.
Comrade Ifekayode Akinbode
Director of Media, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka Campaign Organization (GNICO)