The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to schedule a meeting between it and Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi over unpaid worker’s salaries with effect from Wednesday.
In the ultimatum, which was issued after a meeting of some leaders of the NLC, Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council on Tuesday, the unions threatened industrial action.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday evening at the office of the union at Challenge in Ibadan, the NLC Chairman, Comrade Waheed Olojede, said the move became necessary after efforts to meet with the Governor to find a solution to the backlog of five months’ salaries failed.
In response to the ultimatum, a government’s spokesman and the special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr Yomi Layinka, expressed surprise at the pronouncement.
He said a meeting had already been scheduled for Thursday with the leadership of labour unions in the state.
Meanwhile, work has resumed in the state amidst groaning from the effects of fuel scarcity.