President Muhammadu Buhari has questioned how Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his other colleagues manage to sleep when workers in their state are suffering as a result of unpaid salaries and allowances.
The President who received a delegation of six states governors and a deputy governor, led by Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, NGF, Abdul'Aziz Yari expressed concern on the growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government.
"How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months.
"I actually wonder how the workers feed their families, pay their rents and even pay school fees for their children,'' he said.
In his response, the NGF Chairman who is also the governor of Zamfara state appreciated the federal government's effort in improving the economy and ameliorating poverty, while also noting that majority of the state governors inherited huge debt and backlog of unpaid salaries upon assumption of office.
"We are concerned with the situation in our states, and we are trying our best to manage the resources,'' he said.
The Zamfara governor also promised that the governors will not relent in improving the lives of workers in their states.
The governors also used the occasion to ask for more help from the federal government to help settle all their deficits.
Governors who joined Akeredolu and Yari in the visit are those of Bauchi, Jigawa, Kwara, Akwa Ibom and the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State.