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Ajimobi to Oyo Workers: No Work, No Pay


By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan

The Oyo State Government has sounded a note of warning to workers in the state planning to down tools over the non- payment of salary arrears to think twice as they would forfeit their salary if they embark on the planned strike. 

Governor Abiola Ajimobi, made this known on Monday while responding to questions from journalists at the end of all agricultural stakeholders’ forum, attended by traditional rulers and the thirty-three transition committee chairmen to chart the course for agricultural revolution in the state. 

The governor who said that he would invoke no work no pay rule on the workers if they eventually embarked on the planned strike, maintained that labour laws must be followed and obeyed, adding that his government would no longer tolerate the culture of impunity on the part of the workers.  

He said most states had been finding it hard to pay salaries due to the financial crunch facing the country, adding that the labour ‎unions are being insensitive and confrontational, advising the workers to embrace dialogue and consultation instead of issuing threats and ultimatum of strike.

Gov. Ajimobi maintained that the conduct of labour was at variance and in total disregard for due process, labour law and practice. 

He said both parties agreed to explore regular consultations, dialogue and due process as they jointly sought solutions to the poor position of the state’s finance, which was blamed on the five-month salary arrears owed the workers.

The governor hinted that he solicited their collective responsibility to collaborate and evolve ways of blocking all financial leakages in the system with a view to jacking up the Internally Generated Revenue of the state, stressing that all financial leakages needed to be jointly and urgently plugged by employing strategies including elimination of ghost workers from the salary bill of workers as well as identification, arrest and prosecution of fraudsters within the system.


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