The number one citizen of Kwara State Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed has expressed his displeasure with the agony and pains of the working force of his state. Ahmed made the remark yesterday while rounding off his address during the swearing-in ceremony of the elected chairmen of the local government council areas of the State.
In his own words, the former commisioner for finance under the governorship era of the incumbent senate president of the nation Senator Bukola Saraki said,
“I cannot end this speech without addressing the plight of local government workers, pensioners, basic education teachers and other workers experiencing salary and pension delays.
As your governor, I feel your pain. I feel your pain in the messages I receive from some of you, in the pleas of your leadership, the challenges faced by your families and the distress expressed in the public space about your distress.
My heart is made heavy by your agony and I desperately want to bring your pain to end.”
“While we have conducted a staff verification and revenue reforms to free up more funds for salaries and pensions, I recommit to work harder and closer with the local government councils and their new chief executives to find a sustainable solution to this problem.
Owing to the gravity of the situation, we must resist all temptation to politicize the plight of the workers, pensioners and their families. Anyone who genuinely seeks an end to this crisis is invited to join hands with government for a viable solution to the problem instead of using it to score cheap political points.”