CCII appeals to Oyo govt, Labour over crisis

PRESIDENT-GENERAL of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), Chief Wole Akinwande, has appealed to the Oyo State government and the Labour unions to review their stands on the proposed public-private partnership (PPP) in the management of primary and secondary schools in the state.

The council said the school children would be at the receiving end of the crisis by not being in school.

The appeal was contained in a press release made available to the Nigerian Tribune by the publicity secretary of the council, Mr Ademola Alabi, on Wednesday, uging the state government to demonstrate its commitment to the good works it had in plan for the continuous development of the state and not be distracted by challenges.

Akinwande also urged the Labour unions in the state to climb down from their Trojan horse and embrace dialogue with the state government.

According to the release, “the state government and the Labour unions should look for a common ground and bring an end to the crisis in the interest of peace. Every effort should be made to avoid muscle flexing, which is like an ill-wind that does nobody any good.”