The workforces in the civil service of Ondo State have given Governor Olusegun Mimiko a seven-day ultimatum to pay their outstanding salaries or face an indefinite strike.
The workers, under the umbrella body of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), gave the ultimatum after a meeting held with labor leaders during the week in Akure.
In a protest statement issued and signed after the meeting by the Council Chairman, Comrade Sunday Adelegan, and exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, the workers said they are now living an unbearable without their owed pay.
In a recent report issued by a civil society organization, Ondo State was among the more than 14 indebted states owing backlogs of salaries.
"The meeting however aggravates the untold hardship of the delay in the payment of salaries to workers and observed that, life is no longer bearable and pride of being Civil Servants has become a thing of the past.
"Your Excellency, it is quite imperative to inform you that, deductions for March, April and full salaries for May and June 2015 are yet to be paid," the statement said.
It disclosed that the workers in the state are already feeling hopeless, dejected and frustrated as they could no longer meet up with their family's responsibilities.
"The feelings of the entire workers are full of hopelessness, disenchantment, frustration and economic enslavement of highest order since they could no longer meet their social and family responsibilities," the JNC stated.