Monarch to Mimiko: ‘Be sensitive to civil servants’ plights’

 By Samuel Faleye, Ado-Ekiti 

A traditional ruler in Ondo State, Oba Olusegun Akinbola has urged the state government to be sensitive to the plights of the workers. 

The monarch who is the Aladeokun of Alade-Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area of the state made the call at the weekend while celebrating his 21st year coronation anniversary on the throne. 

Oba Akinbola said those at the helm of affairs in the state were responsible for the current impasse between the state government and the workers over unpaid salaries. 

Addressing the media in his palace, the monarch said the strike embarked upon by workers in the state needed the intervention of traditional rulers and other key stakeholders for solution. 

The monarch who is a former lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State decried the poor working condition of workers in the employ of the state government. 

He stressed the need for the state government to dialogue with the workers and resolve the labour dispute. 

Oba Akinbola noted that the present administration in the state did not cater for the needs and welfare of the workers, hence the current industrial action in the state. 

He noted that the present hardship in the state was not limited to the public servants, stressing that the traditional rulers are also affected. 

He urged both the government and the workers to return to the drawing board in the overall interest of the state.

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