PHOTOS: Fayose meets with labour leaders, teachers, civil servants to debate how to spend N4.7 billion bailout

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose today met with labour leaders, teachers, civil servants and some other stakeholders at the government house to debate how the N4.7 billion bailout will be spent.

While N1.8billion went to the Local Government, 2.9 billion was allocated to the State Government. 

The union leaders are to submit areas of priority on which the money must be spent.

According to the governor’s media aide, Lere Olayinka,  during a break meant for workers to discuss the modalities for the distribution, governor Fayose took time to have a one on one with some of the workers to the admiration of many.

Ahead of the talks, Olayinka had said the refund of N4.7 billion was N3 billion short of the total wage bill of state civil servants, local government workers and pensioners.

But the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state disagreed. It branded the planned meeting as “a worn-out tactic to fraudulently deny workers their salaries and con Ekiti people for selfish motives.”

“We are aware that after collecting the money, he has started calling another round of meetings brainwashing workers that N4.7b Paris Club refund will not be enough to pay one month salary barely a month after he confessed that the actual Ekiti monthly wage bill is N1.7b and several months after he consistently lied that the state’s wage bill was N2.6b,” APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said.

 “Since the Paris Club and bailout issues became major sources of the state finances, Fayose is no longer talking about the state’s monthly statutory allocations of N1.9b and another monthly N1.3b Budget Support Facility he has taken for 11 months but which he diverted to purposes through which he can make personal gains.”

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