By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin.
The organised labour under the auspices of Joint Research and Allied union, NASU, Asuri, Ogbomoso on Tuesday walked out of a meeting to press home their demands
The Chairman of the Joint Research and Allied union, Comrade Boroffice Solomon, who dropped the hints while, speaking with Journalists on Tuesday, said labour leaders were following due process before they eventual arrived at a strike action.
“We are not keeping quiet because you know labour provides lead in this kind of struggle, labour can not keep quiet, we must follow due processes before it can now translate to strike because the strike is not an easy thing “.
Before we go on protests, there are things we need to put into consideration before a protest take place, ” he said.
He said the government should meet their demands; and allow their members to spend 65 years in service, just like others sister organisations in Federal government establishment in the country.
He said,” Research is everything without a doubt, this is the engine of the Agricultural sector and of course for staff to move, train and re-retraing of members of staff are necessary
“Agriculture can make a difference, it is government responsibility to train staff, support research, develop, make innovations to make Nigeria self sufficient to able to export anything we want through innovative Researches “.he said.
Comrade Femi Afolabi, also said that, we have our staff on ground that can be train and they are qualified to travel abroad for training but lack of equipment hinders us to meet our expectations.
According to him, since 2009, payment of Couraiss arrears are not being paid till date,
He urged the Federal government to come to their aids without further delay.
Mr Afolabi also said that the National Research institution Commission should coordinate Research of the staff and not a contractors that would be subjected to such, we have staff that are qualified for the job.
He called on the Federal government and National Assembly Abuja to come to their aid, so that the company does not collapse.
He urged the federal government to give priority to staff welfare, which is paramount, while thanking the Federal government for paying their salaries as and when due.