The Plateau State Government on Tuesday said it was ready to dialogue with labour to end the current strike in the state and has offered to pay striking local government workers three months salaries out of the seven months owed.
Briefing journalists on Tuesday, Director of Research and Documentation, Government House, Jos, Mr. Chris Kwaja, said government was desirous of an amicable solution to the dispute in a manner that there would be neither winner nor loser.
According to him, although government’s position on the strike was guided by the law, it was nonetheless ready for continued dialogue with the workers to demonstrate the administration’s commitment to their welfare.
He said government was concerned about the violent dimension the action by workers was taking, noting that it was being hijacked by hoodlums.
He therefore urged local government workers to return to work and participate in the biometric verification exercise meant to ascertain the actual workforce of the local governments.