- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has insisted that labour leaders have violated the law
- El-Rufai spoke about the actions he will take over the industrial action in Kaduna
The Kaduna state government has justifiedd its decision not to negotiate with the NLC
The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has asked the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, to report to the nearest police station.
El-Rufai made the statement on Tuesday, May 18, during a chat with journalists in Kaduna, The Nation reported.
He said there is no going back on his decision to sack workers and the state is not ready to reach any compromise with the Labour union.
The governor alleged that the labour leaders have committed an offence by engaging in economic sabotage.
''Yes you saw my Twitter handle post. They have attacked facilities and engaged in economic sabotage. That is an offence under the miscellaneous offenses act. And we will bring him to justice.
“We are looking for him, he should report himself to the nearest police station or report to us, he will be prosecuted for economic sabotage.''
He insisted that the strike by the labour union will not change anything.
Meanwhile, the president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, has dared Governor Nasir El Rufai to arrest him.
Wabba made the statement after the Kaduna governor declared him wanted for economic sabotage.
The NLC president told The Tribune that the protest was about workers in the state and not about him.
The labour leader said the industrial action was in the interest of the Kaduna workers.
'Hell Rufai' is also trending on social media as thousands of Nigerians in and outside Kaduna have joined in the massive social media campaign against the governor.
As at the time of this report, over 7,000 Nigerians on Twitter had tweeted using the word 'Hell Rufai' in support of the labour unions.