The National Association of Osun State Students'(NAOSS) LAUTECH chapter president, Mr. Babatunde Hafeez Olanrewaju hereby appeal to the leadership of the NLC & TUC to reconcile with the state government.
At this point in time we cannot remain watching with grave concern the indefinite strike been embarked upon by the workers in the state.We cannot afford to fold our hands and watch this mindless destruction of the future of our brothers and sisters in affected institutions across the state.
We are aware of the implications which the 18000 minimum wage demanded by workers across board will have on Osun state students,the public waiting for the dividend of democracy and the economy of the state at large.
The executive governor of the state, Mr RAUF said, the monthly allocation from the federation account to the state was in range of 1.8billion totalling 2.1billion. He said the workers will gulp 1.9billion and the state will be left with just 200million which he said is not enough to run the state affairs, the workers should pls be considerate.The Osun state government claimed to have accepted d new minimum wage principle and agree to pay from level 1 to 7 and pend that of 8 to 17 till the finance of the state is improved.
To this effect, the authorities concerned should discuss and negotiate with the leadership of the workers in an atmosphere of utmost honesty.We finally appeal to well meaning Nigerians,religious leaders and opinion leaders to join in appealling to the workers in the state to resolve the conflict between the workers and the state government.Mr RAUF should please be given breathing space,to move our enviable state forward. Aluta continua