*Will government pacify them or call their bluff?
Activities in Kogi state on Monday was grounded as workers in the employ of the state government commenced a three-day warning strike directed by labor leaders of the state.
Primary and secondary schools in Lokoja, the Kogi capital, like Bishop Delise secondary school, Crowther Memorial school, Muslim community school, Holy trinity, Local government schools were shut down with keys as pupils who visited school were sent packing by their various teachers.
Workers in the offices of the ministries of Agriculture, Education and works as well the office of the secretary of state government along old stadium did not show up at their place of primary assignment.
Visiting the state secretariat, the ever busy Zone 8 was deserted as only Commissioners, permanent secretary and various directors were present.
Mr Shaibu Sanni, a state worker commended his colleagues for obeying the labour leaders adding that they are now having confidence on both the leader and the lead.
Mr Sanni recalled that the labor leaders warned them about the antics of the present administration but they were away by the love and youthfulness of the governor.
In Okene, it was gathered that some selected youth took it up themselves to see that the warning strike is been obeyed by all workers in the local government area.
In the eastern part of the state, workers remained at home insisting that are tired of working without been paid. They said several workers have lost their lives during the endless screening exercise appealing to labor to declare indefinite strike.