Strike: Drivers, Artisans Protest in Ekiti, Accuse Labour Leaders of N25m Bribe

  • They are only ignorant, labour replies

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Concerned Trade Unions in Ekiti State , comprising artisans and commercial drivers, on Tuesday staged an anti-workers’ protest in Ado Ekiti, accusing the leadership of labour of taking N25 million bribe to destabilise the Ayo Fayose-led government .

The protesters led by the Chairmen of Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, Com. Samuel Agbede, and National Union of Road Transport Workers, Com Clement Adekola, described the ongoing strike declared by labour unions to press home for the payment of a myriad of outstanding benefits as politically motivated.

The protesters, who displayed placards of various inscriptions, massed at the popular Fajuyi Park and marched to Ijigbo to shore up support for Fayose’s government.

The RTEAN Chairman expressed disappointment with the workers , saying he expected the labour leaders to take a cue from Ondo , Oyo , Benue and Osun States, who are owing more than five months salaries without the workers going on strike.

The TUC Chairman, Com. Odunayo Adesoye, who dispelled the bribery allegation, appealed to the drivers to stop displaying illiteracy or allow themselves to be used as thugs.