STAKEHOLDERS WADE INTO OSUN, WORKERS' MINIMUM WAGE FACE-OFF
OSOGBO-Stakeholders including traditional rulers, religious leaders and National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, and Osun Joint Campus Committee, yesterday waded into the protracted face-off between Osun State Government and workers over the implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage.
President League of Imams and Alfas in the South-West states including Edo and Delta states, Sheikh Mustapha Ajisafe, Sunday, held separate meetings with government and labour leaders in a bid to end the 15 day-logjam.
At the meeting where the two parties were advised to sheathe their swords, was representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, led by Rev. A. Hassan
Yesterday's meeting of the traditional rulers with the state government and labour leaders was at the instance of the Chairman, Osun State Council of Traditional rulers and Chiefs, the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade.
The meeting which commenced at about 4.00p.m at the Bola Ige House, Osun State Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo was still on at the time of filing this report.
Earlier, the Chairman, NANS/JCC, Mr. Abosede Seun told newsmen in Osogbo that the two-week old strike had grounded government activities and other public services to the people.
The students appealed to the striking workers to call-off the strike and return to work considering the fact that the State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola in effort to reposition the state among others, recently slashed the fees paid by students of the state owned tertiary institutions by more than 50 per cent.