Strike: Kogi set up committee to resolve dispute with workers

Strike: Kogi set up committee to resolve dispute with workers

Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:24 pm

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State


Normalcy will soon return to the Kogi state civil service as government has at last resolved to set up a committee to look into the issues at stake with a view to end the lingering strike action embarked upon by workers.


This was disclosed by the state commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mohammed Awal while briefing journalists at the end of the weekly state executive council meeting in Lokoja.


According to the commissioner, the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Simon Achuba is to mediate on the peace committee which is exepected to commence with immediate effect.


“The current face-off between the organised labour and the state government is a family issue which the council believes is capable of being solved amicably in the interest of the good people of Kogi state. We have to disagree to agree to enable the state move forward,” the commissioner explained.


The commissioner also reiterated the council’s determination to ensure that the welfare of workers in the state will continue to received the desired attention.


On the burning issue of the warring two communities in Ibaji Local Government Area, the commissioner told journalists that the council at its meeting also resolved that a peace committee be constituted to look into the problem with a view to finding lasting solution.


Awal further informed journalists that the council deliberated on the need to construct a Bridge across the River Niger through Bassa Local Government Area to Lokoja, the state capital.


The idea if materialized at the end of the day, according to the commissioner will not only boost commercial activities within and outside the state but also ensure free transportation of goods and services from rural to urban areas.


The commissioner said the council equally considered the establishment of Ministry of Energy Resources geared towards ensuring improvement in power sector.


The commissioner also announced the approval for the reconstitution of Boards appointments that would hasten efficient governance in the state.


He said approval was also given for the disbursement of agricultural loans to farmers in the state to enhance their farming activities.


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