‘Misplaced priority is cause of workers’ unpaid salaries’



FORMER governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja yesterday blamed the menace of several months of unpaid workers’ salaries on misplaced priorities by the affected state governments.

Ladoja who disclosed this to reporters at his Bodija residence after the Eid-el-Kabir prayer specifically berated Governor Abiola Ajimobi for his wastefulness.

The former governor, who contested the last governorship election in the state under the banner of Accord Party said, “ My administration left N13 billion when I left the government, the state should not be owing workers’ salaries, but due to mismanagement, workers are suffering today in the state and this is also because what Senator Ibikunle Amosun in Ogun State did for N1.00, Ajimobi in Oyo State did same for N5.00.

“Apart from this, Ajimobi said he was establishing technical university, promised five star hotel, used tax payers. money to plant flowers, but as I’m talking, he has failed to fulfil his promises, so, misplaced priority is what is causing workers their salary in Oyo State today.”

Ladoja advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be more focused and concentrated on governance than fighting corruption on the pages of newspapers, stressing that the situation in the country is becoming worrisome on daily basis if one should consider the increase in the rate of unemployment.

“The rate of kidnapping is increasing in the country due to lack of jobs for millions of youths that graduated from the nation’s higher institutions.
“But, I must confess to you that security is the responsibility of everybody, we must all be ready to always give information to our police so that the crime rate will be reduced.

“But seriously speaking, Buhari administration should be alive to its responsibilities by providing employment to unemployed youths. In this country, we must be less dependent on oil and go back to agriculture, that is the only sector that can assist us in solving our problem in the area of unemployment. Government must introduce modern farming through which graduate farmers will have access to tractors among others”, Ladoja counseled.

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