The governor, in an interview with journalists shortly after observing prayers at the Eid ground on the occasion of the Eid El-Fitr in Ibadan, yesterday. called on labour leaders to meet with government representatives to share the available fund in the state’s coffers.
The governor stressed the need for labour to show understanding by coming to a roundtable to discuss the way forward on how the outstanding salaries of workers could be paid as well as the new education initiative of the state government.
“I am using this opportunity to call on labour and all stakeholders in the state, including teachers, workers, students, traders even the thugs and brigands to come together and join hands with me to improve Oyo State.
“Let us live peacefully among ourselves. We don’t want anything else, but peace. Where there is peace, there will be progress. Democracy is about dialogue, not about fighting.
“We must come to the roundtable. So I am appealing to labour to imbibe peace and dialogue. We will pay outstanding salaries when we have the fund. But let them come so that we can sit together to discuss how to allocate the little money that we have now,” he said.