The administration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji has paid two months
arrears of salaries owed local government workers in Ekiti State
within three months in the office.
The Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Ministry of Local Government
Affairs, Mr Oluwadare Jolumo disclosed this at the January edition of
the Joint Account Committee (JAAC) meeting held in Ado Ekiti.
Mr Jolumo said the gesture was part of government’s efforts to promote
and make workers welfare a priority.
He solicited the support and cooperation of workers to the government
towards recording more successes as promised by the governor during
the electioneering period.
In his reaction, the Chairman of the State Chapter of Nigeria Union of
Local Government Employees (NULGE ), Comrade Bodunde Olatunde
appreciated the government for paying the arrears and promised the
support of local government workers to the administration.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Ekiti West Local Government Area, Mr
Olusesan Okere who appreciated the Governor of Ekiti, for being
proactive in matters affecting the people of the grass root, added
that if other governors are like Governor Biodun Oyebanji, local
government autonomy would not have been agitated for.
He therefore pleaded for more support for the success of the administration.