Strike: Again, Kogi Labour Leaders Hold Meeting With Achuba, Smart Adeyemi

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By Joel Daramola.
In her commitment to resolve the six-weeks old industrial crisis in Kogi state, Deputy Governor Simon Achuba and Senator Smart Adeyemi, again, met with leaders of organised Labour behind closed doors yesterday in Lokoja.
The ongoing strike by workers in the state has paralyzed government activities and has become a great concern to stakeholders in the state.
The expanded meeting which was the second phase of dialogue was called by the deputy governor. The meeting had in attendance 10 members of the labour union led by the chairman of the joint negotiation council, Comrade Ranti Ojo while the government delegation was led by the Achuba.
Also present at the meeting were Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Kolawole Mathew and other members of the Assembly, Commissioners for works, finance and youth and the Director of Labour in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
The Deputy Governor assured the workers of the commitments of government to her financial obligations to the workers.
He said government inherited a huge of debts incurred by previous administrations which must be serviced and that has grossly affected the financial fortunes of the state government.
Achuba thanked Senator Smart for initiating the interface and subsequent dialogue between the government and labour union. He described him as a true patriot who is genuinely committed to the development of his state.
While reacting, Senator Smart commended the government and labour union for the continuous dialogue. He said both government and labour union always have a common agenda which is the welfare and improved living standard of the citizenry.
He expressed confidence that the strike will soon be over with continued dialogue.
The government and labour union both agreed to take decisions reached back for extensive consultations and deliberation and come back with a position which will be geared towards resolving the logjam.
They are expected to reconvene before the end of this week.

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