From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Workers in Ondo State under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday blocked major roads in Akure, the state capital thereby paralyzing social and commercial activities in the town.
The popular Oba Adesida road in the heart of Akure was also blocked by the protesting workers, a situation which caused traffic congestion in most parts of the town.
The labour leaders who led the protest condemned the lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Government to the plights of the masses, especially the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU).
The state chairman of the NLC, Mr Sunday Adeleye lamented the lingering ASUU strike which he said has crippled tertiary education in the country.
He enjoined the Federal Government to heed to the demands of the university lecturers in the interest of the teeming Nigerian students and their parents.