Workers of Ondo State Government have staged a peaceful protest demanding for the payment of their two months outstanding salaries and deductions. The workers, on Tuesday commenced the protest at the office of the Accountant-General of the State, Frederick Ajibokun.
They trekked to the Governor’s Office chanting solidarity songs and demanding for the release of the bailout package to pay their salaries, carrying placards with various inscriptions such as: ‘Ondo Government, where is our bailout money’ ‘Accountant General must go’ ‘N14:68bn bailout fund fixed by Mimiko the hardship is getting worse’ among others.
Addressing the aggrieved workers at the entrance of the Governor’s Office, the Head of Ondo State Civil Service, Toyin Akinkuotu, pleaded with them to exercise patience with the government.
Mr Akinkuotu informed them that Governor Mimiko had given the directive that as soon as the mop up exercise of the verification is concluded in all the ministries, departments and agencies, the salary deductions would be paid.
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