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In Oyo NLC to begin strike over plans to privatise primary schools in state

The workers decided to embark on an indefinite strike to protest the Oyo state government’s alleged attempt to privatise primary schools in the state.

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Nigeria Labour Congress

(This Day Live)

The Oyo state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Waheed Olojede has announced that workers in the state will commence a strike action on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Leadership reports that the workers decided to embark on an indefinite strike to protest the Oyo state government’s alleged attempt to privatise primary schools in the state.

The state government reportedly ordered the arrest of leaders of the Oyo state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) while they were protesting over the government’s plan to privatise the schhols.

The President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba also condemned the government’s action, adding that the decision to privatise the public schools is unjust.

Wabba also said the children of the poor will not have access to education if the plan falls through.

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana also condemned the arrest and detention of the Labour leaders.

Falana said the action of the police was a gross violation of the labour leaders’ rights.

However, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Friday, June 3, 2016, announced that the Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy on education in the state is not designed to sell secondary schools in the state.

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