Labour Face-off: Kogi Govt To Set Up Resolution Committee

Normalcy will soon return to the Kogi state civil service as government has at last resolved to set up a committee to look into the issues at stake with a view to end the lingering strike action embarked upon by workers.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mohammed Awal while briefing journalists at the end of the weekly state executive council meeting in Lokoja.

According to the commissioner, the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Simon Achuba is to mediate on the peace committee which is expected to commence with immediate effect.

"The current face-off between the organised labour and the state government is a family issue which the council believes is capable of being solved amicably in the interest of the good people of Kogi state. We have to disagree to agree to enable the state move forward," the commissioner explained.

He also reiterated the council's determination to ensure that the welfare of workers in Kogi state will continue to receive the desired attention.

On the burning issue of the warring two communities in Ibaji LGA, the commissioner told journalists that the council at its meeting also resolved that a peace committee be constituted to look into the problem with a view to finding lasting solution.

Awal further informed Newsmen that the council deliberated on the need to construct a Bridge across the River Niger through Bassa Local Government Area to Lokoja, the state capital.

The idea if materialized at the end of the day, according to the commissioner will not only boost commercial activities within and outside the state but also ensure free transportation of goods and services from rural to urban areas.

The commissioner said the council equally considered the establishment of Ministry of Energy Resources geared towards ensuring improvement in power sector.

He also announced the approval for the reconstitution of Boards appointments that would hasten efficient governance in the state.

Approval was also given for the disbursement of agricultural loans to farmers in the state to enhance their farming activities.