PDP appeals to Taraba striking workers to suspend action

PDP Taraba Chapter Chairman Rev. Kefas Agbu appealed to the state’s striking workers to call off their strike on Friday.

He told journalists in Jalingo that dialogue was required to resolve the action over the demand for the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage and other welfare packages.

Agbu expressed dissatisfaction that the workers’ strike had effectively shut down all economic activity in the state.

“I urge the state’s labor unions to call a halt to the strike and engage in more negotiations to resolve the problem.

“I know that the delay in the implementation is due to other competing demands from key sectors of the economy, which the state government is fixing,’’ he said.

The industrial action has enjoyed total compliance with both public and private sector workers, including banks and motor parks shutting down their services.

Kefas also condemned sycophants and mischief makers trying to destabilise the party in the state.

“Some people will just want to create an atmosphere of crisis and I don’t know what they stand to gain. We are a one united family in Taraba.

“When I took over as chairman last year, I constituted a committee to assess the structure of the party and issues that needed attention.

“The committee submitted its report and we further constituted a White Paper committee which has also submitted its report.

“The blueprint of the committee is out for action and the content of the report is being implemented.

“We are repositioning the party to maintain the wining trend as far as we can,’’ he said

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