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Fayose Chides Ekiti Gov’t Over Non-Remittance Of Workers Cooperative Societies' Deductions

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the State of pilfering cooperative societies funds deducted from workers salary, describing the government action as "wicked and fraudulent."

Fayose, who promised to pay deductions made from workers salary into their various cooperatives societies as at when due, urged all government workers to reject the Kayode Fayemi-led APC government on June 21, 2014.

Speaking through the Director General of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the PDP governorship candidate alleged that over N2 billion meant for the cooperatives societies has not been remitted into their accounts and we are aware that the fund is being used for APC campaign for the June 21 election.

He said deductions from workers salaries for March, April and May are being held by the State government, leaving workers, who are billed to obtain loans from their cooperatives societies in limbo.

The PDP candidate said; 'As at today, deductions made in from workers March, April and May 2014 salary for their various Cooperative Societies are yet to be remitted into the accounts of the Cooperative Societies.

"The implication of this is that workers in Ekiti State are being paid half salary, and we ask; where is the over N2 billion deducted from the workers salary?

"Why is Governor Fayemi treating Ekiti workers like slaves, denying them of their hard-earned entitlements?"

While assuring the workers of prompt remittance of their cooperatives funds, Fayose said; "When I was governor, I never tampered with deductions from workers salary. Deductions for cooperatives societies were remitted alongside workers salary, and that is exactly what I will do when I become governor."

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