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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Osun: Traditional rulers back Aregbesola over unpaid salary , Groups condemn gov

Osun: Traditional rulers back Aregbesola over unpaid salary

Groups condemn gov
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Oluwole Ige - Osogbo
TRADITIONAL rulers in Osun State, at the weekend, appealed to its workers to call off their industrial action in the interest of peace, progress and development of the state.
In a release signed by 15 prominent obas from the state, the rulers said the workers had genuine ground to go on strike, but that at the same time, they ought to protect the interest of the state.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Adedeji, said the traditional rulers expressed sympathy for workers, government and the people of the state, because all parties were being affected one way or the other.
They stated that it was a convention that both government and workers had joint responsibilities to serve the people of the state.
According to them, both government and workers were servants of the people and the state.
They said based on the overall and collective interest of both the state and the people, it was pertinent for the workers let off their guards and end the industrial action.
Meanwhile, groups including retirees, civil servants and human rights activists, a group, identified as Civil Societies Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS), on Saturday, cautioned Governor Rauf Aregbesola to stop alleged terror on the people of the state over inability of his administration to pay workers’ salaries and pension to retirees for a period of seven to eight months.
In a press statement signed by the chairman of CSCEOS, Comrade Sulaiman Alimi, the group contended that the alleged attacks had shown that Aregbesola detested constructive criticisms against his government and that there could not be good governance without viable opposition