Oyo State workers under the aegis of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Monday 31st July, 2023 barricaded all entrances into the Government Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
The development was as a result of the failure of Governor Seyi Makinde to accede to their demands.
The demands included remittance of deductions, release of promotion letter with financial implications, review of pensions, among others.
The workers whose actions created traffic jams along the Secretariat road were chanting solidarity songs to attract the attention of passers-by.
Speaking with newsmen, State NLC Chairman, Mr Kayode Martin said the only solution to the protest was the physical meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde and not by proxy.
He accused the Governor of insensitivity to workers’ plights by failing to meet them.
Mr Martin further explained that all their correspondences to the Governor were not honoured, saying that it was unhealthy for industrial relations.
Corroborating his counterpart, TUC Chairman, Mr. Bosun Olabiyi pointed out that Governor Makinde had failed the workers in the state by not being responsible and responsive.
He said all avenues employed to meet the Governor proved abortive, hence the need to embark on the protest to press home their demands