- Former labour leaders in in Ekiti state have reportedly chased workers out of their offices to begin indefinite strike
- Ayodeji Aluko, former chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kolawole Olaiya, his former counterpart in the Trade Union Congress (TUC) reportedly led the action
- The state government said they had no business interfering in workers' issues
Workers in Ekiti state on Thursday, August 23, have reportedly been chased out of their offices by two former labours leaders in the state. The workers were asked to begin an indefinite strike.
Tribune reports that Ayodeji Aluko, former chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kolawole Olaiya, his former counterpart in the Trade Union Congress (TUC) reportedly led the action led ordering workers to shut down and commence indefinite strike action.
They were said to have accused the state government of not being truthful about playing outstanding salaries owed workers in the state.
The former labour leaders were also said to have prevented the government’s ongoing recruitment exercise, allegedly manhandled some senior civil servants in the process.
The news outlet reports futher that the state government described the action as “despicable”, saying.
“Olaiya has retired from service while Aluko is not part of the current executive of any of the labour centres in the state. So, we wonder what their actual intentions are and what they intend to achieve with this despicable act.”
“The people being employed are Ekiti people; the government has a duty to recruit to fill vacant positions in the state Civil Service and we fail to understand the reason why retired workers will organise hoodlums to disrupt legitimate activities of government in the state,” chief press secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, reportedly said
NAIJ.com had reported that Susan Dupe Bakare, women leader in Ekiti state in All Progressives Congress (APC) said she would be contesting for the House of Representatives seat in Ekiti central federal constituency 2.
The constituencies comprises Ijero, Ekiti West and Efon local government areas of the state.
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