THE lingering crisis between the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the state government could be resolved in a matter of days as the leadership of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) has called on the two parties to shift ground to give room for resolution of the conflict.
The new position, Nigerian Tribune gathered was arrived at after series of closed door meetings between the representatives of the labour union and NUT, held at the Ibadan House, Oke-Aremo, Ibadan, under the chairmanship of the President General of CCII, Chief Wole Akinwande.
Sources informed Nigerian Tribune that the state chairman of NLC, Comrade Waheed Olojede, led a team of Oyo State delegation to the meeting which lasted over two hours.
The source said the meeting ended with a “resolution that both parties should shift ground for amicable resolution of the conflict.”
It was gathered that the closed door meeting “dwelt on the grievances of NLC against the state government.”
The leadership of CCII was reported to have assured the labour leaders that their position would be well presented to the governor unfailingly within the shortest time possible.
The two teams; NLC and NUT, appealed to CCII team to prevail upon Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration to pay at least, four months from the seven months’ salaries owed by the government.
It was, however, reliably gathered that the labour movement and NUT urged the CCII leaders to prevail upon the government to withdraw the two cases it instituted against the labour union for peace to reign supreme.
The development, sources informed that CCII team reiterated that the Ajimobi administration was known to have been elected on the platform of peace before labour union tempers flared to disrupt it momentarily. The CCII team, however, contended that having known that there could be no progress without peace, maintained that Ajimobi government would do everything within its powers to ensure peace and harmony.