Connect with us


Unpaid Salaries: TUC Gives Ajimobi15-Day Ultimatum to Pay Workers



Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has a 15-day ultimatum to pay six months backlog salaries of the state workers or face a fresh mass action.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has issued a 15-day ultimatum to the Oyo state governor and other governors owing the workers on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo state.

National officials of the TUC stormed Ibadan to join their members in the state to protest the non-payment of their salaries for over 6 months.

The TUC called on Ajimobi to urgently find a solution to the lingering crisis.

Chairman of the TUC in Oyo Stat, Comrade Niyi Akano, said that teachers who were on strike would not resume work until their demands are met.

Oyo State Head of Service, Mr Soji Eniade, while addressing the protesters, appealed for calm and assured that the committee to be inaugurated between labour and government will come up with a lasting solution to the problem.

Meanwhile, all public primary and secondary schools in Oyo State remain closed despite the order to re-open the schools by the governor.

A visit round schools on Monday, revealed that no school was functional despite the order and labour insists it will remain so until issues at stake are resolved.

In the meantime, the Oyo State Government insists that the proposed participatory management of public schools will happen and to be sure of government’s seriousness, a 31 member Education Reform Initiative Committee has been set up to widen the scope of consultations on the project.

Members of the committee were drawn from the University of Ibadan, commissioners from relevant ministries, community and religious leaders, and private sector education practitioners while the NUT, NLC, Ancopps and NANs are expected to submit 2 representatives each for the committee.