Workers under the umbrella of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State, have today commenced an indefinite strike action.
Speaking with newsmen, the Chairman of the state NLC, Comrade Bayo Titlola-Sodo said the strike was declared in solidarity with primary school teachers who had been on strike since Monday.
The industrial action is coming five days to the end of the second term of the outgoing governor in the state, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi.
NLC had earlier given a 24-hour notice to commence strike and paralyse government activities, few days to the May 29 swearing-in of the new government of Engineer Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The strike by primary school teachers was declared by the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), in the state, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, due to nonpayment of salaries and other entitlement of primary schools teachers in the state on Monday.
Titilola-Sodo, while declaring that the strike has commenced, insisted that it can only be called off when the government is ready to listen and fulfill its obligations on the teachers.
He said, “The strike has commenced today. It has commenced. It is an indefinite strike.
“We expect all our members to join. We voluntarily and jointly agreed to commence the strike at our meeting after the expiration of the notice we gave the government. Every member of the NLC is expected to join the strike.”