The Ekiti State Government is said to have given its workers a rude shock on Thursday, February 4, 2016, after it withdrew salaries which had already been paid into the staffs’ accounts.
The two months’ salary was paid last week and then quietly taken back by the government, according to Punch.
“I had gone to the bank on Friday to withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine but was disappointed when there was no money in my account. On enquiry, I was told that the government had instructed banks to recall payment,” a civil servant, identified as Akindele, told Punch.
In reaction however, the Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, said that the development was due to an error which would be corrected.
“The error is from the service provider and it has been rectified,” he said.
Some lucky civil servants reportedly withdrew their salaries before the money could be taken back by the government.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has accused Fayose of manipulating the workers adding that it wasn’t the first time he had paid salaries only to immediately withdraw the funds.