A report by FIJ has revealed that Ondo State workers were paid January salary in June.
Also, some other Twitter users have been complaining about the government owing them salaries for months.
“I work in Ondo State as an RN! We are yet to receive January salaries, and the state is predominantly a civil servant state where cash flow drops when this happens. Most adults are struggling with their baseline blood levels (PCV) talk less of donate,” Benson tweeted on June 6.
“While most children are anemic, parents can’t afford proper medical care for men…prior to this there had been a crazy staffing crisis. Civil servants have parked their cars due to inability to buy tires, service or fuel them. We owe tonnes of bills in kids’ school fees and food stuff bought on credit. Hungry people neither donate blood nor volunteer,” Benson tweeted.
Benson made a new tweet on June 7 to announce that Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, had approved the payment of January salaries. She had previously said Akeredolu was “applying copious makeup on the face of his governance here so as to mask the spots, scars and wrinkles”.
“It has been on for more than a year. Before it got to this, it had been accumulating. At a point, the government was paying half salaries, paying in percentages. The government said the revenue available to them was not enough to cater for the wage bill. So, they were paying in tranches.
“Ondo State is a civil servant state, so this had an effect on all the sectors. Somehow, people have adjusted. It’s been difficult for our civil servants. People cannot drive their cars because they cannot fuel their vehicles. What Ondo workers do now is find something else to earn some money to provide for families”.