Strike Suspension: Ogun Residents React

Suspension of the planned national strike by the Labour movement has generated mixed reactions among residents of Ogun State. 

Some residents, who described the late announcement of the strike suspension as inconvenient, urged the Labour leaders to always consider those who had to travel long distances to their duty posts when taking such decisions while others applauded the decision of the Labour leaders to cancel the strike. 

A school teacher, Mrs Florence Obakogbe and a local government employee, My Sunday Olaseyinde said they traveled to the state capital to take part in the proposed workers protest and could not return to their offices before 8 o’clock this morning due to the late announcement. 

Few of the workers who showed up early at the NUJ Secretariat, Abeokuta venue of the protest rally to meet the heavy presence of security agents also maintained that the government and Labour leaders should not have allowed their negotiations to drag for too long. 

Speaking with Radio Nigeria in Abeokuta, The State Ogun State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole said workers were asked to resume work in compliance with the National headquarters directive on the Strike.

Comrade Bankole said the State was still waiting for further directives despite the fact that different committees had been set up to look into the grievances of the workforce within the next two weeks. 

Modupeola Sobukonla

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