The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, has commended civil servants in the state for calling-off their four-week old industrial action.
Oluwawole also commended the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose for his maturity and commitment in handling industrial harmony in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Stephen Gbadamosi and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.
Oluwawole 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 for calling-off the strike.
“Gov., Ayo Fayose, also deserves praises for his transparency in running the finances of the state.
“Industrial rifts cannot always be avoided between employer and employee, but we have to find a way of coming to the round table so that our state can progress,’’ Oluwawole said.
He reiterated the commitment of the state Assembly to continue to provide common ground to strengthen the relationship between the executive and workers.
“The much-sought-after development of our dear state can only be achieved in an environment devoid of rancour.’’
He appealed to workers in the state to always negotiate meaningfully first, before embarking on any industrial action.