Monday, March 7, 2016 2:00 pm
Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta
Striking workers across Ogun state,southwest, Nigeria were today paralysed the state.
Three sectors, medical doctors, teachers and judiciary workers, are involved in the strike which has crippled the bubbling ambience of the state.
Civil servants at the state secretariat,Oke Mosan, Abeokuta were driven out by the union and the secretariat shut.
All public schools,both primary and secondary schools were locked up as the teachers in the state began an indefinite strike to press home their demands.
The teachers complained about non payment of their deductions of about 5-7 months, unremitted cooperative deduction from the teachers salary, amongst many other salient issues
Findings round the state showed that students were sent back from the schools this morning as the Union confirmed that the action is indefinite until the state government redeemed its promise over the agreement reached at the meeting they had on Tuesday,26, January,2016.
Some of the schools visited by our correspondent include; Holy Prophet Pry Sch, Adedotun,Abeokuta, NUD Pry School, Ikija, Ikija High School, Iberekodo, AGGS, Onikolobo, Unity High Sch, Ago- Ika, BBHS Saje, all in Abeokuta.
Also,report from Ijebu Ode,Sagamu, Oru, Ago Iwoye,Ijebu Igbo,Iperu,Ikenne,Ipokia, Owode Yewa,Idiroko,Alaari,Odeda and other parts confirmed that students were sent back home as early as 7:30am.
Also, all state hospitals were locked up this morning with patients groaning over inability to receive medical attention due to the strike action embarked upon by the health sector in the state.
Health workers are at loggerheads with the state government over their salary restructure, shortage of staff and improved welfare package.
At the State General hospital at Ijaye,Abeokuta this morning,patients were seen in twos and threes complaining over the action, expressing their displeasure on their inability to receive attention.
Among the complain by the health workers are shortage of staff, salary restructure and welfare package.
All the state owned hospitals and health care centres across the state were shut.
Similar incident was witnessed at the state High court and Magistrate court located at Isabo area of Abeokuta as lawyers,litigants and other people who have one or two things to do inside courts were disappointed seeing the courts locked up.
Lawyers were seen hanging around, discussing with their clients over the development.