Barr Kayode Ajulo,LP secretary
The Labour Party, LP has pleaded with the Federal Government to intervene in the ongoing crisis of inability of the administration in Osun and Benue States to pay workers salaries.
The National Secretary of the Party, Dr Kayode Ajulo made the call in a press statement he issued on Wednesday.
Ajulo’s suggestion followed an earlier call made by Justice Oloyede Folahanmi, a judge in Osun in which he urged the Osun State House of Assembly to
impeach Gov. Rauf Aregbesola and his Deputy, Titilayo Tomori.
The judge had in his petition on the situation to the lawmakers opined that the duo ought to discontinue in office because of their inability to pay workers, urging the Assembly and the EFCC to as an urgent matter commence the investigation of allegations of financial recklessness against Aregbesola, Tomori and others.
Ajulo, who is also the Founder and Chairman of the Egalitarian Mission for Africa, argued that the Federal Government should not shy away from taking such a decisive action on the matter more so as it contravened Sections 128 and 129 of the 1999 Constitution.
“Imagine owing workers up to eight months salaries and going to nine months while some are owed 12 months pension,”he lamented..
President Muhammadu Buhari had held a meeting with governors of the 36 States during which the issue of states owing worker’s salaries was discussed and he therein promised to set up a Committee to be headed by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo to look into ways by which to cushion the sufferings of workers in the states.
Buhari had also used the opportunity of the meeting to warn all governors and government officials that the era of recklessness and misappropriation of monies belonging to government was over.
Also on June 23, the three tiers of government shared N409 billion from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC).