NLC to protest sack of thirty-six thousand Kaduna workers on Thursday
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 10, 2018
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said it will embark on protests in Kaduna on Thursday to defend the rights of workers sacked by the Kaduna state government. NLC President Ayuba Wabba said in Abuja, that the sack of thirty-six thousand workers was premeditated and callous.
He said the act of impunity against workers have been committed by the state government under the guise of a so-called competency test that was deliberately programmed to fail teachers.
Wabba added that the Public Service Revitalization and Renewal Project are all a smokescreen by the state government to fulfill conditions for accessing a World Bank loan. The NLC chairman said the governor has brazenly refused to obey the order of the court that all processes in the sacking of teachers should be put on hold until the determination of the case.
Wabba said that the NLC has exhausted all processes aimed at constructive engagement with the state government, adding that it must be stopped by all lawful means for the sake of Kaduna State and the Nigerian people.