Reactions As Ondo Governor Pays January Salary In June

Residents of Ondo State, Nigeria, have cried out in opposition to salaries owed to civil servants within the state for a number of months.

A report by FIJ has revealed that Ondo State staff had been paid January wage in June.

The report quoted a nurse who lamented over the matter on Twitter.

Damilola Benson, a registered nurse working with the Ondo State well being ministry in Twitter submit revealed that the state authorities paid salaries for January on June 7.

Also, another Twitter customers have been complaining in regards to the authorities owing them salaries for months.

“I work in Ondo State as an RN! We are yet to receive January salaries, and the state is predominantly a civil servant state where cash flow drops when this happens. Most adults are struggling with their baseline blood levels (PCV) talk less of donate,” Benson tweeted on June 6.

The report acknowledged that Benson’s tweet got here within the wake of the Owo Catholic Church bloodbath, as hospitals requested for blood donors to assist victims keep alive.

“While most children are anemic, parents can’t afford proper medical care for men…prior to this there had been a crazy staffing crisis. Civil servants have parked their cars due to inability to buy tires, service or fuel them. We owe tonnes of bills in kids’ school fees and food stuff bought on credit. Hungry people neither donate blood nor volunteer,” Benson tweeted.

Benson made a brand new tweet on June 7 to announce that Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, had authorized the fee of January salaries. She had beforehand mentioned Akeredolu was “applying copious makeup on the face of his governance here so as to mask the spots, scars and wrinkles”.

Oluyemi Fasipe, a communication strategist residing in Ondo, instructed FIJ that the state authorities was struggling to generate sufficient income to pay its staff.

“This is not just affecting the nurses; the government is owing salaries. The last they paid was for January. It’s a general thing,” Fasipe defined.

“It has been on for greater than a yr. Before it acquired to this, it had been accumulating. At a degree, the federal government was paying half salaries, paying in percentages. The authorities mentioned the income accessible to them was not sufficient to cater for the wage invoice. So, they had been paying in tranches.

“Ondo State is a civil servant state, so this had an effect on all the sectors. Somehow, people have adjusted. It’s been difficult for our civil servants. People cannot drive their cars because they cannot fuel their vehicles. What Ondo workers do now is find something else to earn some money to provide for families”.

The state authorities was but to reply to an inquiry despatched to its designated telephone quantity at press time.

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