Nigeria: Workers' Sack - NLC Threatens Showdown With Kaduna Govt

Kaduna — The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Council, has resolved to ground all activities of the state government for five days following"'the sack of over 4,000 workers in the state".

The NLC, in a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Comrades Ayuba Magaji Suleiman and Christiana John Bawa respectively, said the decision was taken at an emergency meeting held in Kaduna with a delegation from the national headquarters of union.

The statement said that the total withdrawal of services would commence on Sunday May 16, 2021 by 12:00midnight.

The union said due process was not followed in the recent disengagement of over 4,000 workers from the Local Government Service, 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.

"NLC directed that all civil servants in Kaduna state to remain at home for five days as a warning strike after which further directive will be given," the statement said.

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