Ajimobi visits ministries over strike to check register

 By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan

Oyo State Governor, Sen Abiola Ajimobi has vowed that no going back on his “No Work No Pay’’ rule against the workers who have embarked on strike over non-payment of their salary arrears. 

Ajimobi who spoke while monitoring attendance across the various ministries in the state, stated that he was happy with the level of attendance and compliance with government directives. 

The governor who toured the ministries at the state secretariat, was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ishmael Alli, Head of Service, Soji Eniade and hosts of his aides. 

The governor and his team visited the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Works and Transport and Ministry of Agriculture. 

“You can see that work is going on smoothly here. We are happy about the attendance. We will not pay those who are not in their offices. We have appealed to resume back to work but they remained adamant. We know some of them, they don’t even come to work when there is no strike. 

“We have told them that “no work no pay’’ and we are going to stand by it,’’ he said. 

He said that those workers, whose names were written for being absent in the office would forfeit their pay. 

 Ajimobi urged the labour leaders to embrace modern day unionism, which was devoid of brigandage, subterfuge and thuggery. 

“Modern day unionism is driven by engagement, consultation and productivity. If you don’t want us to implement a policy, you will come to us and tell us. 

“We gave them the opportunity to come up with their ideas and proposal but they disrupted the stakeholders’ meeting. We want a labour union that will engage us in intellectual discourse and not those who still display the stone age labour practices,’’ he said.

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