Workers in Ekiti State on Thursday chased out other workers of Ekiti state government from their offices over the non-payment of workers salaries.
The act, led by former chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayodeji Aluko, and his counterpart in the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Kolawole Olaiya, accused the government of deceit over its commitment to pay between 6 and 10 months salaries owed.
The former labour leaders, who began the protest at about 8.25am, addressed the workers in front of the state secretariat where they ordered their members to leave their offices and begin an indefinite strike.
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), in a statement by its state President Bunmi Ajimoko had earlier told his staff of their third tier across Ekiti to begin a strike Thursday, but was later called off due to undisclosed circumstances.
The angry workers also dissolved the state executives of the NLC and
TUC, headed by Ade Adesanmi and Odunayo Adesoye respectively,
alleging that they have become passive and shying away from carrying out their responsibilities as labour leaders.