Strike: Ekiti Workers On 3-Day Fasting Prayer 


Workers in Ekiti State have resorted to spiritual means to seek ways of ending their ongoing strike in the state by declaring days 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.

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.”