BREAKING: NLC Set to Resume Strike, Gives Important Reason

BREAKING: NLC Set to Resume Strike, Gives Important Reason

  • The NLC has accused the Kaduna governor, El-Rufai, of failing to honour the MOU brokered by the FG which led to the suspension of the strike in the state
  • As a result of this, the union's president, Ayuba Wabba, said workers in the state will soon be asked to resume the strike
  • Wabba noted that the union decided to resume the strike after exhausting possible avenues to get the FG intervened again

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FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will resume its suspended industrial action in Kaduna state.

According to The Nation, the labour union has directed its state councils and affiliate groups to mobilise for the latest action.

NLC Set to Resume Strike in Kaduna
NLC President Ayuba Wabba speaks to the press as workers march to the parliament building during a protest against a possible change to the minimum wage system. Photo: Adam Abu-bashal/Anadolu Agency
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Legit.ng gathers that the president of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, stated this during a press conference after an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the congress on Tuesday, June 22, in Abuja.

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Wabba accused the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai of failing to respect the Memorandum of Understanding brokered between the NLC and the state government by the federal government, Daily Nigerian reported.

He said the congress has decided to resume the strike after exhausting all avenues, including writing letters to President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.

Kaduna governor El-Rufai fires 99 appointees

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state disclosed on Friday, June 18, that he has sacked 99 political appointees.

Governor El-Rufai added that he started implementing its "rightsizing policy" by disengaging 99 political appointees but is yet to sack any state civil servant.

However, despite the resistance from the NLC, the Kaduna governor said the rightsizing of civil servants will still go on as planned because of dwindling revenues that is accruing to the state government from the federation account.

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Minimum wage: NLC begins indefinite strike in Nasarawa

Meanwhile, the NLC has announced an indefinite strike in Nasarawa state over the partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues.

The NLC also directed its affiliate unions and the civil society organisations in the state to join the strike scheduled to commence at midnight on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

The strike was declared on Monday, June 14, in Lafia, the state capital, after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting with the labour movement in the state.

FG can't impose its salary structure on states - Fayemi

In response to the demand of the NLC on the minimum wage, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has explained that the salary structure of the federal government cannot be imposed on states.

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Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Thursday, March 11, noted that not all states in Nigeria have the same economic potentials.

The governor tasked Nigerians, the federal and state governments to work together to confront the issues.

Source: Legit

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