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NLC in Kaduna to embark on warning strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna State Council has said it will ground government activities from May 16 as a warning strike over the sack of civil servants by the state government


The NLC Chairman, Mr Ayuba Suleiman made this known in a statement on Monday in Kaduna, NAN reports.

“NLC Kaduna council has resolved to ground all activities for five days as proposed by the National Headquarters to serve as a warning strike for the sacking of over 4000 workers in the state.

“Total withdrawal of services will begin on Sunday, May 16, by 12:00a.m,” the statement said.

The union directed all civil servants in the state to remain at home for five days after which further directives would be given.

The council said the decision was reached in an emergency meeting held in Kaduna with the delegation from the national headquarters of congress.

It lamented that due process was not followed in the recent disengagement of over 4000 workers from the Local Government Service, State Universal Basic Education Board and Primary Health Care Agency.

“The proposed withdrawal of services and the protest will be monitored by the National President and the General Secretaries of all the unions.

“The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Waba, will be in Kaduna state to ensure the enforcement,” it added.

The council further urged Civil Society Organisations, journalists, market women and men, commercial motorcycle riders and well meaning residents of the state to support the workers “at this trying time.”

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