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Unpaid salaries responsible for Fayemi’s victory in Ekiti Poll – NLC Reveals



The Nigeria Labour Congress has attributed the election of Kayode Fayemi as Ekiti State Governor to the failure of the outgoing administration in the state to pay workers ’ salaries and benefits.The congress therefore admonished the incoming administration to settle workers salaries and pension immediately it was sworn in .
The NLC President , Ayuba Wabba , in a congratulatory message to Fayemi in Abuja on Saturday , stated that Fayemi’ s election was a reflection of the popular wishes of the people and their appreciation of the work he started when he was governor of the state .

Wabba counseled the new governor against vilifying or going after his predecessor , adding that he should rather complete the work he started in his first tenure .

The NLC boss stated that Fayemi should use the opportunity of his second coming to render higher and greater service to the people of Ekiti State “ who have kept faith with you in spite of everything. ”

He said , “ Few , if any , suffered the level of government- engineered vilification and witch – hunt aimed at frustrating your bid for a second term in office . That you won this election in spite of these obstacles or frustration should be a source of joy and pride to you and your esteemed supporters .

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“ We believe that the non – payment of workers salary and pension by the outgoing government was enough reason for the vote of no confidence by the people .

“ We are confident that one of your first executive actions upon your inauguration would be to clear the backlog of salaries and pension owed Ekiti workers . ”

The congress President said the people would hold the new governor to his promises , adding that the NLC would not do any differently .