The Federal Government has been urged to take over the administration of Osun and Benue states for their inability to pay civil servants’ salaries for more than seven months.
The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Kayode Ajulo made the call in Lagos, saying that the Federal Government should not shy away from taking over the administration of the two states.
Ajulo, who is also the Founder and Chairman of the Egalitarian Mission for Africa, said that the inability of the states to pay workers
contravened Sections 128 and 129 of the 1999 Constitution.
According to him, “The situation is very unfortunate, it is inexplicable and I am more particular with what is happening in Osun State.
“Imagine owing workers up to eight months salaries and going to nine months while some are owed 12 months pension.
“This is worrisome; the situation is worse than Boko Haram insurgency and I won’t hesitate to say that the situation in Osun and Benue States call for declaration of state of emergency,” Ajulo said.


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