Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in a statewide broadcast , said the state only got the sum of
N751million from the federation account for the month of April against the sum of N1.3b it got in March, hence the need for the striking Ekiti workers to shield their swords.
He appealed to the workers to shelve the strike and look for a more pragmatic approach to resolve the crisis, saying ”strike is not the only way out.”
“I know workers have not been coming to work, but I don’t have the moral right to stop them . But I can only deploy what I receive from the federation account. If workers want to go on strike, I sympathise with them, but we will be here waiting till when they come back. I can’t sell myself to pay workers. Even the government house where I live does not have diesel to power generator at times.
“I want the workers and members of the public to show understanding.
This is not about Ekiti , it is an issue that affects all of us,”he said.