AJIMOBI TO WORKERS: NO PAY IF YOU GO ON STRIKE

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Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he is not fazed by the strike threat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), vowing that any worker who goes on strike will not be paid. He promised not to review the 90 per cent income dedicated for the payment of workers salary from the Federation Account. The Governor said the call by the NLC to add the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) with the 90 per cent income from the Federation Account to pay the workers will not be possible at the moment.

Ajimobi spoke yesterday at the stakeholders meeting between the government, 33 Caretaker Chairmen and traditional rulers on the economic diversification project held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan. The Governor said: “It was agreed that about 90 per cent of income accruing from the state’s monthly allocation from the Federation Account should be dedicated to the workers. The balance of ten per cent would be deployed to the running of other aspects of governance.”

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