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Strike: Civil servants comply partially as teachers obey order

Many civil servants in Oyo State yesterday failed to obey the call by the state’s chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to commence an indefinite strike action against the outgoing administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi over sundry salary and allowance issues.

 

However, public secondary school teachers in the state obeyed the directive in solidarity with their primary school counterparts who have been on strike since Monday.

 

The primary school teachers had commenced the indefinite strike to demand the payment of promotion arrears between 2011 and 2016 among other demands. Many of the secondary schools visited by Saturday Telegraph were  ghost-like as students and teachers stayed at home in obedience to the NLC’s Thursday’s directive.

 

At the government secretariat, workers were seen carrying out their duties in most of the ministries and agencies. There, was however, partial compliance in three ministries where most of the offices were under lock and key.

 

The NLC had in a statement on Thursday directed all workers in the state to commence an indefinite strike yesterday over the government’s failure to give a favourable response to its numerous demands. Comrade Bayo Titilola- Sodo, the NLC chairman in the state, on Wednesday evening told journalists that “a number of teething issues had been on the ground since 2011 when the outgoing government came to power.

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