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Gbenga Odogun with agency report

The Kogi State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, set up a seven-man committee to hold talks with the organised labour in the state in a bid to avert a looming industrial action.

Organised labour in Kogi State had issued a one-week ultimatum to the Kogi State Government to pay its workers their full salary or risk a strike.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the action followed the adoption of a motion of Urgent Public Importance moved by Haruna Musa (All Progressives Congress, Idah) at a plenary in Lokoja.

Musa had said it would be disastrous for the workers go on strike “at this trying period” of the nation’s economy.

Seconding the motion, the Deputy Speaker, Hassan Àbdullahi (APC-Dekina-Okura)  emphasied the need for industrial harmony between the state government and its employees.

The Speaker, Mr. Matthew Kolawole, after the motion was adopted through a voice vote, set up a seven-man committee to meet with labour leaders.

Kolawole said the committee should interface with labour immediately to avert the looming strike, which, he said, would be detrimental to the state.

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