Oyo state Civil servants on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike in compliance with the directive of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Following the strike, activities were completely paralysed at the Oyo state Government secretariat, housing many of the Ministries and Parastatals, and other state offices outside the secretariat like sports council, Adamasingba, Ibadan the state capital.
The gate to the secretariat was half locked as workers stayed away from their various offices within the secretariat with only the security guards attached to the secretariat sighted around.
Also, all the public schools across the state both primary and secondary schools were shut down in compliance with the.strike
As at the time of sending this story, majority of the striking workers are at the.Oyo state NLC secretariat awaiting update on the strike from their leaders monitoring the strike.
It will be recalled that Oyo NLC in a memo released late Thursday to all its members and its affiliate unions mandating them to commence strikes with immediate effect
In the memo signed by the state Secretary of the NLC, Comrade Mohamed Ibrahim, the union declared that the strike would be in force until further notice.
In three-paragraph statement titled “commencement of indefinite strike”, Oyo NLC stated “it is highly unfortunate that the state government has decided to write us without finding concrete solutions to the deteriorating plight of workers of Oyo state.”
“Consequently, in line with the notice earlier served on the government, all workers should embark on an indefinite strike from midnight of Thursday, 23 May 2019 .The strike will remain in force until further directives are conveyed,”