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Strike: Ekiti Workers Declare 3-day Fasting and Prayer


Striking workers in Ekiti State have resorted to spiritual means to seek ways of ending the industrial action by declaring 3-day of fasting and prayer to seek the face of God.

The labour centres in the state, through a statement on Monday, said they had declared a three-day fasting and prayer for striking workers in the state.

The statement, signed by the secretaries of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr O. P. Olayemi; Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr J. A. Adebayo and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Mr Oladele Ayodeji, said the spiritual exercise would begin on Tuesday (today) and end on Thursday.

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They said: “In view of the current situation in Ekiti State as regards the ongoing strike embarked on by the entire workers in Ekiti State, all workers in Ekiti State are invited to a three-day fasting and prayer from Tuesday to Thursday, June 16. “It is expected that this should be replicated at all the 16 local government areas in Ekiti State.”

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