The Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria in Oyo State (aka Forum 33) Hon. Yekeen Popoola, yesterday appealed to striking state civil servants to dialogue with the government over salary arrears being owed them.
The workers embarked on an industrial action last month over unpaid salaries.
Popoola, in a statement yesterday, appealed to the workers to show understanding by embracing dialogue to enable the state and labour leaders come up with an amicable resolution to the crisis.
The council boss said crises are always resolved through roundtable no matter how tough, stressing that an amicable resolution will bring benefits to the two sides.
According to him, thinking together and executing together in an atmosphere of peace and understanding will help both the government and the workers deliver on their mandate to serve the people well.
Popoola, who is the chairman of Irepo Local Government, urged workers and labour leaders to see beyond the current financial crisis, saying there are better days ahead of the state.
He called on all stakeholders not to lose hope because the Governor Abiola Ajimobi administration is up to the task of surmounting the challenge and bring smiles to the faces of the people of the state in no time.