Fayose’s promotion of Ekiti workers “real” — NLC

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

The All Progressives Congress, Ekiti State, has described the reported promotion of over 15,000 workers by Governor Ayo Fayose as a “ruse”.

The party also faulted claims by the governor that state workers had received two months’ salaries.

The governor had on Tuesday announced the promotion of civil servants, whom he said were due for upgrade since 2012.

He said the promotion would be effected from March 2017.

Mr. Fayose also declared that the workers had received two months’ salaries ahead of Christmas.

But the APC, through its publicity secretary, Taiwo’s Olatumbosun, said no worker was promoted “as at the time of writing this press statement”.

Mr. Olatumbosun said his party discovered that the governor was “just trying to be
himself as an unconscionable liar” in his promotion and two months’ salary payment claims.

However, the Chairman of the Ekiti branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ade Adesanmi, told PREMIUM TIMES that the promotion was real.

He said the promotion was “notional” and “financial.” He said although the promotion would take effect from 2012 when the promotion was due, the workers would only begin to enjoy their status financially in March next year.

He also confirmed that the salaries of the months of July and August were paid in December, while other arrears were still outstanding.


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  • Es3

    APC sincerely would have wished that it was a lie…probably because that is what runs in their veins…lies!

    • raji

      Is it not a shame for a governor that own 6 months salary and celebrating for paying 2 months. When I had that fayose promoted over 15,000 I called a friend whose wife is a civil servant in ekiti and he told me that it’s a lie. You can also confirm on your own because NLC in ekiti is in fayose pocket

      • Es3

        If he paid 2 out 6 (or 5 as some others claim), is it not better than Osun State???

        Have many months is Aregbesola owing staff salaries and how many has he paid???

    • Rumournaire

      This is all dubious. It would have been accurate to say that Fayose plans to promote civil servants by March 2017 rather than say he has promoted them. I have never heard of an employer announcing promotions three months ahead. In fact, you don’t announce a promotion until you have issued a letter of promotion. I am a amazed Ekiti people – the most educated state in Nigeria – could be victims of this dubious propaganda.

    • serubawon70

      Lie or no lie, why dont you try and contact somebody from Ekiti. Wait till Fayose leaves govt house. Lies of 1000 years takes less than 1 day to dispel

      • Es3

        I did that already and had confirmation of the payment from two other sources on the payment as being true! So, check your source and review their political inclinations very well cos my sources are neutralists

  • Rommel

    Meanwhile,I understand that stray dogs are now endangered species in that state,this can only mean one thing in the land of stomach infrastructure