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Aggrieved Oyo State workers and pensioners under the umbrella of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) make good their threats to observe the Friday Jumat service at the entrance of the Secretariat main gate

The workers who had embarked on a protests since Monday July 31, had vowed not stop until the state governor, Seyi Makinde addresses
them on their demands
The main entrance of the state Secretariat had been blocked since the protests began a situation that had affected free flow of vehicular movements.

Workers were discouraged from going into the State Secretariat to resume the day’s work and join the protest.

Among requests of the workers are payment of salary deductions, palliatives for workers, upward review of pension allowances, payment of leave bonus, payment of gratuities to retirees who have been stagnated since the year 2021 and release of promotion letters for the Year 2021 and 2022.

Vice Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council( Public Service) Comrade Olanipekun Oluwaseun in the state said the Jumat service held at the main gate of the Secretariat might not be necessary if the governor had showed up to address the workers.

There were heavy security presence at the main gate just to maintain law and order.

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