Workers and commercial activities in Osun State on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015, resumed fully after the two-day Eid-el-Fitr holiday celebration.
Our correspondent, who visited some state and local government offices in Osogbo, reported that workers were seen in trickles at their various duty posts.
At the state secretariat, located at Abeere, Osogbo, workers were exchanging greetings and discussing the suspended strike and the just concluded Eid-el-Fitr, which many described as “low key’’.
“The Eid-el-Fitr celebration was low key because there was no money,” a young lady, who identified herself simply as Mogbojubola said.
“Workers in the state have not been paid their backlog of salary, though few months were paid last week, that is the reason why our leaders asked us to suspend the strike.
“Our prayer is that government will pay the remaining salary very soon, most of us have to celebrate in a low-key way because we do not have money,” the lady stressed.
At the state-owned radio and television stations, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), a cross-section of workers were seen on duty.
Also at the state High Court in Osogbo, judiciary workers and activities went on in the court premises unhindered.
When our correspondent visited Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Femi Fadiora was seen addressing workers who had suspended their 7-week industrial strike.
Also in a statement made available to journalists in Osogbo signed by the Public Relation Officer of LAUTECH. Mr. Ayo Adeyemo, workers were asked to go about their duties as the industrial action has been suspended.