As Kogi State workers refused to call off their strike, Governor Idris Wada has agreed to pay them one month out of the three months’ salary arrears.
He, however, appealed to the workers to suspend the strike to enable him undertake the exercise.
Speaking at the weekend through his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Mr Jacob Edi, the governor said though he was ready to pay one month salary, but was constrained by the strike embarked upon by the workers who would have prepared the vouchers for the
Wada said that despite the dwindling revenue from the Federation Account to the state and the high wage bill, he had been working hard not to owe the workers and pensioners salaries, stressing that what happened to October, November and December salaries was beyond his control.
The governor decried the attitude of the leadership of the Organised Labour in the state, especially in calling on their members to down tool, stressing that he was opened to them on matters of salary payment.
He debunked the insinuations that he had collected N10 billion infrastructural development loan from an undisclosed bank.