EKITI State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has appealed to workers in the state to rethink their stand on the strike action.
Fayose, who addressed the people of the state through the state’s broadcast media, said the workers of the state must continue to show understanding.
Givernor Fayise explained that the state received only N751million from the federation account for the month of April as against a sum of N1.3 billion it received in March.
The governor appealed to the workers to shelve the strike and look for more pragmatic approach to resolve the crisis, saying ”strike is not the only way out.”
He said: “I know workers have not been coming to work, but I don’t have the moral justification to stop them. But I can only deploy what I receive from the federation account.
“If workers want to go on strike, I sympathise with them but we will be here waiting till when they come back. I can’t sell myself to pay workers. Even the government house where I live does not have diesel to power generator at times.
“I want the workers and members of the public to show understanding. This is not about Ekiti , it is an issue that affects all of us.”