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Oyo NLC Suspends Strike ‘To Allow Makinde Settle Down and Resolve Issue’



By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan

Striking workers in Oyo State on Monday suspended its two days old indefinite strike pronounced by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) last week Friday over non payment of salaries and pensions by the outgoing administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

According to the Oyo State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Bayo Titilola – Sodo while addressing newsmen in Ibadan, the suspension was to allow the incoming administration to settle down and resolve the issue.

Comrade Sodo pointed out that the incoming Governor of Oyo State, Eng Seyi Makinde ” is a well bred, well nurtured person,” and that the labour belief that the governor elect will address all issues pertaining to the welfare of Oyo State workers.

“In defence to this man of honor and to assure Engr., Seyi Makinde of the good intentions of Oyo State workers, the strike action is hereby suspended, and workers are hereby directed to resume immediately.” he said.

The NLC Chairman stressed that some of the demands of the workers have been on the table of the out going government for the last one to two years, and that workers in Oyo State had been tolerant thinking that the out going government would have a change of heart and grant their demands.

“The strike came in the belief that with political will, the remaining number of days would still birth a good life for the workers, our strike action was not intended to intimidate or embarrass the incoming government as some people may want to insinuate.”

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