Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has again appealed to striking workers in the state to suspend the one-month-old industrial action, calling on their leaders to meet with government representatives to share the available fund in the state’s coffers.
The governor, who invoked the spirit of peace and dialogue, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen shortly after observing prayers at the Eid ground on the occasion of the Eid El-Fitr, in Ibadan, yesterday.
The governor stressed the need for labour to show understanding by coming to a round-table to discuss the way forward on how the outstanding salaries of workers could be paid as well as the new education initiative of the state government.
Ajimobi said “”I am using this opportunity to call on labour and all stakeholders in the state, including teachers, workers, students, traders even the thugs and brigands to come together and join hands with me to improve Oyo State. “Let us live peacefully among ourselves. We want nothing but peace. Where there is peace, there will be progress. Democracy is about dialogue, not about fighting.
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