The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Honourable Kola Oluwawole, has praised civil servants in the state for calling off their four-week old industrial action.
He also eulogized the state governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose for his transparency in handling the finances of the state and his sense of commitment to industrial harmony in the state.
Oluwawole, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant (Media), Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti, on Saturday, noted that the desired development of the state could not be achieved in an environment laden with acrimony.
“I want to salute our civil servants for their understanding signposted by their calling off the strike. His Excellency, Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose, also deserves praises for his transparency in running the finances of the state.
“Issues like this cannot but rear their ugly heads; but we have to find a way of coming to the round table so that our state can progress. The much-sought-after development of our dear state can only be achieved in an environment devoid of rancor.
“That is the reason we in the Ekiti State House of Assembly waded into this matter of workers’ strike in the first instance. We will continue to help to seek for a common ground where the executive and workers have axes to grind,” he said.
The Speaker also seized the opportunity to appeal to workers in the state to always consider available facts before taking actions in their dealings with the state governor, adding that negotiation should always come paramount ahead of industrial action.