Civil servants in Ogun State stayed away from their offices this morning, leaving the Oke Mosan, Abeokuta state secretariat like a ghost town.
The action was due to a strike called by the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council.
The notice of the industrial action was contained in a statement by its General Secretary, Comrade Olusegun Adebiyi, which was made available to our correspondent on Sunday in Abeokuta.
The workers’ union had called the strike due to the failure of the state government to respect the Memorandum of Understanding signed by state labour leaders, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the state government on January 25 this year.
The few workers, who were unaware of the strike and came to work earlier in the day, had to return to their homes.
Local government workers also joined the industrial action, which also affected public schools.
Pupils of public primary and secondary schools, who went to school, were seen returning to their homes, as their teachers did not show up for work.
“We were told to go home; there is strike today, “one of the pupils told our correspondent.