Oyo NLC’s Seven-Day Strike Ultimatum Uncalled For, Says Gov. Ajimobi

GOV. ABIOLA AJIMOBI (RIGHT) ACKNOWLEDGING CHEERS FROM LEADERS OF THE STATE NLC IN HIS OFFICE
GOV. ABIOLA AJIMOBI (RIGHT) ACKNOWLEDGING CHEERS FROM LEADERS OF THE STATE NLC IN HIS OFFICE
The Oyo State government has decried the seven-day strike ultimatum by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, saying it was totally “unnecessary and uncalled for”.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka, said the government had not flouted the agreement it reached with workers last year.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Oyo State government has been drawn to media reports insinuating disharmony between the government and the state branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over payment of salary arrears.
“The government empathizes with workers and pensioners and solicit continued understanding over the matter.
“It is important to note that leaderships of the labour unions and the government have had a very robust understanding on this matter long before now”.
Mr. Layinka said the governor has scheduled a meeting today with Labour leaders.
The governor also appealed to workers to allow reason to prevail by not truncating the industrial harmony existing within the state.

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