NLC Writes President Buhari, Threatens to Resume Strike
- The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Kaduna state government to order
- The NLC accused the El-Rufai led-led government of non-adherence and disrespect for the rule of labour law
- The federal government recently intervened in the industrial dispute between the Kaduna government and members of the organised labour
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Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that it may resume its suspended strike in Kaduna following an alleged breach of agreement by the state government.
The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, gave the warning in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 4, in Abuja, Premium Times reported.
The labour leader said the Kaduna government was refusing to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with members of the organised labour.
The letter accused the state government of violating the terms of the MOU by victimising workers in the state who took part in the suspended strike action.
”To our greatest surprise, after signing the MoU with workers, the Kaduna State Government has gone ahead to impugn all the clauses in the agreement freely entered with the Nigeria Labour Congress.’’
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According to Vanguard, he urged the president to compel the Kaduna government to adhere to the no victimisation clause in the signed agreement in order to prevent another industrial action.
In another news, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has appealed to the federal government to reverse the suspension of Twitter's operations in Nigeria.
Makinde, who is the southwest leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the appeal in a statement via Instagram on Saturday, June 5.
He warned that the ban will affect the country's international ratings socially and economically.
Meanwhile, the Senate has passed into law a bill abolishing discrimination against Higher National Diploma (HND) holders for the purposes of employment and promotion.
The new legislation titled: The Prohibition of Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diplomas Bill, 2021, was passed on Wednesday, June 2, during a plenary in Abuja.
The Senate disclosed via Twitter that the bill was passed followed by the consideration and adoption of a report on the Bill presented by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, at plenary.