NLC DARES EL-RUFAI, SHUTS DOWN KADUNA OVER SACKED TEACHERS
Written by Kaka Saratu Poga on January 12, 2018
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) led by its president, Ayuba Wabba, on Thursday shut down Kaduna in protest against the sacked teachers and local government workers by the state government. There has been controversy over the mass sack of civil servants, especially the 21,780 primary school teachers who, allegedly, failed the competency test conducted by the state government in 2017.
President of NLC, and other union leaders, shortly before they led their members to the streets on a peaceful protest, expressed worry over the threats issued to workers by Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Commissioner of Police Agyole Abbey, restraining them from embarking on the planned protest.
According to Wabba, in 2012, Governor El-rufai joined the struggle and wore labour T-shirt and cap; “after using protest to achieve his ambition, he cannot come and deny citizens.