Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State
Following the agreement reached between the Oyo State Government and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the payment of salaries, workers in the state have called off their seven-week old strike.
NLC Vice President Comrade Solomon Adelegan disclosed this in Ibadan.
The government’s spokesman, Yomi Layinka in a statement disclosed that the agreement included the immediate commencement of payment of January 2016 salaries to workers and pensioners, while the February salaries would be paid two weeks later.
The statement disclosed that while January salaries and pensions will be paid immediately from the available N3.49bn in the state coffers, the February salaries and pensions will follow within the next two weeks on the receipt of the next allocation from the Federation Account.
This was the highlight of the agreement reached between the state government and labour leaders culminating in the suspension of the over seven-week-old strike by the workers on Monday evening.
The agreement was signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli; Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade; Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi, among others on the side of the government.
The State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Waheed Olojede; State President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo; State Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Comrade Olusegun Abatan, were among labour leaders that endorsed the agreement.
The state government also agreed to prevail on banks to grant workers with loan obligations on a moratorium of two months on their January and February salaries and pensions.
The agreement reads in part, “That the total amount received from the Federation Account in the month of June was N2.1bn; and additional N1.39bn, being the first tranche of the budget support facility received from the Federal Government.
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Source:: PM Newspaper