On Tuesday, Some public schools in Osogbo, Osun State, shut down operations in compliance with the directive of the Nigeria Labour Congress, asking workers to embark on industrial action.
It was gathered that the students that had resumed at their various schools in the town were around 9 a.m. seen on the streets around Stadium, Ayetoro and West Bypass, Osogbo returning home.
But during a visit to some schools within the metropolis, teachers were observed in their various offices after the students had been sent home.
Some of the schools visited include Fakunle High School, Osogbo, Saint James Grammar School and Adenle Grammar School also located in Ayetoro Area, Osogbo.
None of the teachers who approached agreed to comment on record.
But a few of them who spoke but preferred anonymity said they had resumed work only to be told of the commencement of strike by labour leaders.
“We couldn't hold back the students when the labour leaders came around and asked us to shut down operations. The students have been released but many teachers are still around the premises,” a male teacher simply identified as Johnson told our correspondent.
When contacted, Osun NLC acting chairperson, Modupe Oyedele, said workers in the state complied fully with the strike directive.
She said, “Workers in Osun complied fully. Osun is in full compliance with the strike directive.”
Meanwhile, an unusual presence of armed police operatives was observed at some strategic points in Osogbo in an apparent move to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
Although police operatives were stationed at Lameco Junction, Old Garage and Olaiya Area of Osogbo, economic activities were however going on without hitch in the areas visited by our correspondent.