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Kogi assembly inaugurates seven-man committee to end strike
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By Innocent Senyo
October 13, 2017 04:25:11am GMT      |      Views: 356
Speaker of the Kogi House of Assembly, Prince Mathew Kolawole

WorldStage Newsonline--The Kogi State House of Assembly has inaugurated a seven-man committee to end the prolong strike action embarked on by the civil servants in the state over failure of the government to pay their salaries.

Speaker of the Kogi House of Assembly, Prince Mathew Kolawole  in an interview with journalists in Lokoja said the seven-man committee was instituted to put an end to the industrial that has terribly affected the economy and the business of governance in the state. He said that the assembly has also invited the leadership of the various labour unions to meeting as part of the efforts being taken to end the three-week old strike.

Kolawole who was sympathetic with workers called for understanding, saying that Governor Yahaya Bello was doing everything within its powers to ensure that the interest of workers was safeguarded, not minding the current economic situation in the country.

He said "To me, if anybody is not comfortable, it is the state that suffers the brunt, and hence the best for understanding; that they call off the strike, so that Kogi can move forward. When there is an industrial action, it affects the government, and it affects those that are called out for the industrial action. We have set up a seven-man committee to address some of the issues. We are expecting the report of the committee and we will look into it. We have had meetings with the labour leaders, and we will continue to appeal to both parties, in the interest of the state.”

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