The six-week-old strike has crippled the state economy

Civil servants in Kogi state are still reacting to irregular payments of their entitlements and the governor who was said to have turned deaf ears to their plights while spending fortunes on his new manor is now running from pillar to post in order to drag the aggrieved workers back to their respective duty posts.

It was reported that Governor Yahaya Bello, was alleged to be unperturbed with the state civil servants plights as he was said to be busy putting finishing touches to the manor of his dream.

“It is however not surprising as the civil servants in Kogi State cannot keep up with the pains anymore while the governor looks unconcern.”

Reports has it that a former Director in Kogi Ministry of Works, Mr Emmanuel Adeniyi has called for dialogue between the state government and workers, to end ongoing strike by civil servants.

Adeniyi, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Wednesday, said it was important for the state government to start a process of dialogue to end the six-weeks-old strike.


According to him, the strike has crippled economic and other activities in the state, stressing that both parties must dialogue so as to resolve all contending issues.

He said that activities of the state government should not be allowed to remain paralysed for long, because of its long term effect on the economy.

Adeniyi also appealed to the labour union to appreciate the predicament of government, so as to arrive at an amicable solution.

The former director said there was no reason why workers should be on strike and urged governments in the country to always give priority to workers salaries, allowances and welfare.     Additional reports from NAN