There was a drama at the office of the Account-General (AG) of Ondo State yesterday as workers forced him out of office to banks in order to be paid a one-month salary.
The state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, was said to have directed the AG to pay the workers. But, Ajibokun, who is due for retirement, had allegedly refused to commence the payment. Speaking with reporters, Adeleye said the union leaders recently met Mimiko and they both resolved that the workers should be paid a month for them to have money to celebrate the Christmas.
The union leaders, led by Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Mr. Sunday Adeleye, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mrs. Bosede Daramola and other union leaders, dragged the outgoing AG, Felix Ajibokun, to banks to begin the process of payment of their salaries. The workers, who were being owed six months’ salary, had earlier picketed the AG office at Alagbaka quarters in Akure, the state capital. They were asking the government for one-month salary to enable them celebrate the Christmas.
Despite the efforts of the civil servants backed by the union laders, the one-month salary was yet to be paid. Although sources in the AG’s office said the processes towards the payment of salary have been intensified, no civil servant in the state has received bank alert.