Indication has emerged that civil servants in Oyo state are planning to go strike following the failure of the state government to pay their salaries. This strike action is being ordered by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
The state government is yet to pay salaries for three months.
Confirming this, the General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said the NLC had sent its task forces to Oyoo states and directed the workers to begin strike.
Oyo state workers are not the only ones that will be going on strike as the civil servants in 17 other states are also affected.
He said, “The various Task Forces are working. Plateau is on strike, Cross Rivers is going on Monday; the various task forces are working.
“A team is leaving for Benue to commence action; they are now free to commence action and we are supporting them.”
The states owing salaries or pensions are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, and Kogi. Others are Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara states.