OLUBADAN URGES OYO LABOUR LEADERS TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, on Monday appealed to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and all other labour unions in Oyo State to see reason with the state government and find a lasting solution to the ongoing impasse in the interest of the common man.
Oba Adetunji made this call during the yearly Ramadan Tafsir at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan Palace.
A statement issued by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Adeola Oloko, quoted the monarch as saying that dialogue has been adjudged the best solution to crisis the world over.
He explained that violence doesn’t solve crisis but patience and understanding help in situations of misunderstanding.
The Olubadan also called on the state government to look into the demands of the labour union and try to shift grounds where necessary, pointing out that life is a matter of give-and-take.
The labour leaders declared an indefinite strike last week after they regained freedom from detention over charges of destruction of public property and assault.
They were arraigned for disrupting a government-stakeholders’ meeting over the new initiative of partnering with stakeholders on management of some schools across the state.
The labour leaders are demanding withdrawal of the court case and payment of salaries owed state government workers as conditions for calling off the strike.
CULLED FROM: thenationonlineng.net