Posted by News Express | 25 June 2015 | 2,617 times
The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Dr Kayode Ajulo, on Wednesday told the Federal Government to take over the administration of Osun and Benue States \for the inability of their governors to pay workers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two states are among those owing workers salaries.
Ajulo’s suggestion comes on the heels of the call by Justice Oloyede Folahanmi, a judge in Osun State, urging the state’s House of Assembly to impeach Governor Rauf Aregbesola and his Deputy, Titilayo Tomori.
The judge, in a petition to the lawmakers, said the duo ought to discontinue in office because of their inability to pay workers.
He also urged the assembly and the EFCC to investigate allegations of financial recklessness against Aregbesola, Tomori and others.
In a statement issued in Lagos, Ajulo, who is also the Founder and Chairman of the Egalitarian Mission for Africa, said the Federal Government should not shy away from taking over administration of the two states.
He argued that the inability of the governor to pay workers contravened Sections 128 and 129 of the 1999 Constitution.
“The situation is very unfortunate, it is inexplicable and I am more particular with what is happening in Osun State.
“Imagine owing workers up to eight months salaries and going to nine months while some are owed 12 months pension.
“This is worrisome, the situation is worse than Boko Haram insurgency and I won’t hesitate to say that the situation in Osun and Benue States call for declaration of state of emergency,” he said.
On June 23, the three tiers of government shared N409 billion from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). (NAN)
•Photo shows Gov. Aregbesola.
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