News Now: NLC Threatens Strike Over Sack Of Civil Workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over what it describes as unlawful dismissal of civil servants by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

NLC president, Ayuba Wabba disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja, after a meeting of the central working committee.

He said all members of the NLC will down tools nationwide for 5 days in the first instance, and when nothing is done by relevant government agencies, the workers union will think of the next line of action. Wabba explained that the union’s plan for a nationwide strike over El-Rufai’s action is predicated on the assumption that the governor is having support from other states and the federal government.

The working committee has decided and also recommended to the national executive council that labour will withdraw all services from either public or private from all sectors of the economy for five days in the first instance.

Speaking further, the NLC president said the action was taken as a last resort due to all the communications that were written on the issue to the Kaduna State Government and were yet to receive any attention.


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