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Strike: Workers shut down courts, hospitals, banks in Ondo

From Jimoh Ahmed, Owo

As the nationwide strike embarked upon by organised labour commences today, there is total compliance in the Ondo North District area of the Sunshine State.

In Ikare, Arigidi, and Ugbe, students and pupils of public schools went back home as teachers did not show up.

Similarly, banks, government hospitals, court complexes, and all other government offices were shut, indicating that all workers joined the strike.

It was the same story in all the communities and towns in the area.

Speaking on the strike, a former chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in Akoko Northwest local government, Pastor Gabriel Oloye, described the strike as the last action by trade unions to press home their demands from their employers.

According to Pastor Oloye, the hardship being faced and experienced by the people, including workers, is biting harder every day as many can no longer feed themselves due to the high cost of food items and other services.

A religious leader and the pastor in charge of C A C Oluwadamilare, Aje Quarters, Okeagbe, Gabriel Agbaje, appealed to both government and workers to go back to the negotiating table to resolve the industrial issues and return to work for the sake of the downtrodden.

Meanwhile, arising from the discomfort and hardship the strike has further caused the people, they have called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to resign as there are all indications that his best is not good enough to bring succor to them as they hoped.

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