By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado Ekiti.
The Ekiti State House of Assembly has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates not to allow itself to be used by external forces against the government of Ekiti State.
The House also urged the Labour Congress to go back to work saying the governor and government of Ekiti State has been transparent enough about the financial situation of the state.
The Assembly made the appeal thursday in its resolution at a Parliamentary session of the First Session of the House in 2016.
The House also resolved that “anyone within or outside the state that is subtly contacting or pressurizing any House of Assembly member to do any dirty job should drop the idea, as none of the Assembly Members can be bought, induced, coerced, harassed or intimidated to do any unwholesome or dirty assignment against the state government.
“That any externally sponsored crisis against Governor Ayodele Fayose is a total war against the entire people of the state and would be heavily resisted.”
The House noted that “the precarious financial situation of the state was caused by the huge debt inherited from the Kayode Fayemi-led administration, coupled with the dwindling allocation to the states from the federal Government. The NLC should show high level of understanding that the current financial of the state is certainly is not sufficient to pay the outstanding workers’ salaries.
“Thus,a genuine reconciliation and negotiation should be embraced by the labour unions with the state government.”
It also passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ayodele Fayose having performed creditably and transparently well within the meager resources available to the state.