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NLC to go on 5-day strike over sack of 4,000 in Kaduna

Nigeria Labour Congress Kaduna State Council has resolved to ground all activities for 5 days as proposed by the National Headquarters as a warning strike for the sacking of over 4,000 workers in the state.

In a statement by the Chairperson of the State Council, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, and the Secretary, Comrade Christiana John Bawa, the decision was resolved in an emergency meeting held with the delegation from the national headquarters of congress in Kaduna.

It says that the total withdrawal of services would commence this coming Sunday 16th May 2021 by 12:00 am (midnight).

It laments that due process was not followed on the recent disengagement of the workers from the Local Government Service, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and Primary Health Care Agency by Kaduna State Government.

“The proposed withdrawal of services and the protest would be monitored by the National President’s and the General Secretaries of Nigeria Labour Congress of all the unions and the Global President, Comrade Ayuba Waba will be in Kaduna state to ensure the enforcement”, the statement says.

The NLC, therefore, directs all civil servants in Kaduna State to remain at home for five days as a warning strike after which further directive will be given. It also urges civil societies organisations, Journalists, market women and men, Okada riders, and well-meaning citizens to support workers in Kaduna state at this trying time.

Recall that Kaduna State Government sacked over 30,000 workers in 2016 and up to date, their entitlements have not been settled.

Adamu Yusuf

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