- NLC has frowned at Kaduna state governments' to sack 4000 local government workers
- The union announced a five-day strike in both public and private organisations
- Ayuba Wabba, the NLC president, made this disclosure on Thursday, April 22
Following the mass sack of workers in Kaduna state, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced a five-day industrial action.
It was gathered that NLC declared the strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna state to protest the mass sack of workers.
The decision to withdraw the services of workers was taken by the Central Working Committee of the union, Eagle Online reports.
According to Wabba, withdrawal of service by workers in the state will become total if there is no remorse from the state government.
Legit.ng recalls that the decision of the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday, April 6, disengaged 4000 workers across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state sparked outrage.
Wabba described the action as arbitrary and cruel, even as he called on the Kaduna state government to reverse the mass sack.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) condemned the mass sack/retirement of workers.
Spokesman of the party, Abraham Alberah Catoh, said the action by the governor is unlawful, callous and smacks of the insensitivity to the plight of the good people of the state.
He called for a reversal of the mass sack of all those affected and payment of their entitlements.
In a related development, Governor El-Rufai, on Monday, April 12 made known his administration's plan to disengage some public servants in the state for fiscal reasons.
This was contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, and seen by Legit.ng.
The governor stated that the decision was painful but necessary to salvage the state’s finances.