JUST IN: Labour declares strike in Kaduna

Labour strike in Kaduna, Kaduna State government, warning strike, government workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a five-day strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna State, to protest the mass sack of workers by the state government.

According to the NLC, the decision to withdraw the services of workers was taken by the Central Working Committee of the union at a meeting held at Labour House in Abuja on Thursday.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said the five-day strike in Kaduna State will become total if there is no remorse from the state government.

The decision of the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack over 4000 workers across the state has sparked public outrage.

It would be recalled that on April 6, over 4000 staff across 23 local governments were sacked by the Kaduna State Government.

The NLC President described the action as “arbitrary and cruel”, and called on the state government to reverse the mass sack.

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