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Unpaid Salaries: Mimiko Appeals To Ondo Workers To End Strike


ONDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has appealed to the State public servants to call off their two weeks industrial action.

While addressing the striking workers from Grade level 1 – 17, at the International Event Centre, Akure, the State capital, Governor Mimiko announced his administration readiness for dialogue and lamented that the State has been loseing huge amount of money daily, due to the strike.

He lamented that the State has lost over 40 per cent of her monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), lamenting that he was also feeling the pains, as the hospitals were shut, leading to avoidable death of many accident victims.

Mimiko explained that the State presently had N3.4 Billion in its coffers, out of which a total of N2.7 Billion would be budgeted for payment of one month of local governments’ workers as well as primary school teachers. He added that the balance of N700 million was enough to pay the State’s health workers.

The Governor assured that if the strike action is cancelled and labour leaders come to the negotiating table, the differences would be resolved.

He noted that the bulk of the State’s monthly allocations were on payment of workers’ salaries in the last 12 months.

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