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Kaduna NLC begins warning strike May 16

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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Council, has resolved to down tools for five days from Sunday, May 16, as proposed by the national secretariat, to serve as warning for the sack of over 4,000 workers in the state.

In a statement distributed to journalists in Kaduna yesterday, the Chairperson of Kaduna NLC, Ayuba Suleiman, and the Secretary, Christiana Bawa, noted that the decision was the outcome of an emergency meeting with the national headquarters, in Kaduna recently.

They disclosed that the total withdrawal of services would commence midnight of Sunday, May 16, 2021.

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According to the statement, the Kaduna State Government did not follow due process in the recent disengagement of the workers from the Local Government Service, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Primary Health Care Agency.

“The proposed withdrawal of services and the protest would be monitored by the national president and secretaries of NLC and the Global President, Ayuba Wabba, will be in Kaduna to ensure enforcement,” the statement read in part.

NLC directed all civil servants in Kaduna to remain at home for five days as a warning strike, after which further directive would be given.

It also urged civil society organisations, journalists, market women and men, motorcyclists and well-meaning citizens to support workers in Kaduna at this trying time.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna sacked over 30,000 workers in 2016 and up to date their entitlements have not been paid.

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