Ondo state government has swiftly reacted to threat by industrial unions in the public service to embark on strike as from Wednesday.
The state commissioner for information, Mr Donald Ojogo, in a statement in Akure assured the workers that issues raised in their letter are receiving prompt attention.
“It is pertinent to state that the issues raised in the correspondence are not new. They are neither peculiar to Ondo State, especially during this period that has compelled states to undergo unpleasant economic challenges following the drastic drop in both Federation Allocation Account and Internally Generated Revenue.
“Nevertheless, the Ondo State Government has always considered the welfare of workers very paramount and shall not play politics with this avowed commitment.
“It is on record that as at today, Ondo State ranks among those states with a higher level of worker-friendliness among the comity of States in Nigeria.
“Our inherited liabilities as well as unforeseen occurrences notwithstanding, this culture of commitment shall be heightened.”
According to the commissioner, the Governor has concluded arrangent to meet the leadership of concerned bodies between Monday 13 and Wednesday 15.
“This is with a view to engendering a very robust engagement and interface.
“Government therefore, uses this medium to appeal to all workers to await the outcome of these series of engagements aimed at deepening Industrial harmony in Ondo State.”
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