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NLC’s Agitations Can’t Stop Us From Sacking Workers–El-Rufai

Ololode Omosan-Agie

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said that the conditions that compelled it to sack workers will not be altered by the Nigerian Labour Congress protest.

NLC had on Monday commenced a five-day strike against alleged anti-labour practices of the State Government.

The campaign which was held at the early hours of Monday was for both public and private organisations in the state.

However, El-rufai in his Facebook page said “KDSG affirms that the conditions that compel it to right-size are not altered by the NLC’s campaign of economic and social sabotage.

“The NLC showed in 2017 that it has no interest in public welfare, going violent over 21,780 failed teachers who KDSG replaced with 25,000.”

Meanwhile, the President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, had insisted that there was no going back on the campaign, the issues for which they protest were issues that affects lives of the citizens.

Wabba said, “There is No retreat and no surrender for us. If he is a reasonable person, he should have known that this issue is one that affects the lives of citizens.

“The railway is closed, airport is closed, yet we have somebody that is a tyrant and said he is fighting back.

“This is to tell us that the situation in Nigeria cannot change, the situation in Kaduna cannot change except we are able to take our destinies in our own hand and that is why we are here.

“We are aware of the COVID-19 restrictions and that is why we have tried to make sure that the guidelines are respected.

“All over the world, even in the midst of COVID-19 when the fundamental human rights of citizens are violated, citizens are allowed to protest.”

The industrial action by the Congress is aimed at condemning the decision of the State Government to lay-off thousands of civil servants.

The strike has gained momentum, based on the support received from relevant institutions in the state.

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