In a rare show of respect for the educators and understanding of their plight, Governor Ayodele Fayose, has apologised to primary schoolteachers in Ekiti State over the mix-up in the payment of their September, 2015 salary.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, the governor said, “even though the mix-up was from the state Accountant-General’s office, “he takes responsibility” being the governor of the state.
“I want to apologise for the inconsistency and problems encountered in crediting the accounts of some primary school teachers, it was after my broadcast few days back that I got a lot of text messages from some teachers that were affected.
“I sincerely want to apologise, I have gotten to the root of the matter, I have found out that there were mix-ups here and there, the accounts were credited and later withdrawn for carelessness in the Accountant General’s office, for whatever it is I take responsibility, I apologise and want to assure you all the lapses will be corrected.
“My teachers at the primary school level, this money will be credited to your accounts between now and Wednesday unfailingly. My apologies,” he said.