BREAKING: NLC Set to Resume Strike, Gives Important Reason

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will resume its suspended industrial action in Kaduna state.

According to report, the labour union has directed its state councils and affiliate groups to mobilise for

the latest action.

However, it was gathered that the president of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, stated this during a press conference after

an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the congress on Tuesday, June 22, in Abuja.

Wabba also accused the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai of failing to respect the Memorandum of Understanding brokered

between the NLC and the state government by the federal government, as reported.

He said the congress has decided to resume the strike after exhausting all avenues, including writing letters

to President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.

Kaduna governor El-Rufai fires 99 appointees

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state disclosed on Friday, June 18, that he has sacked 99 political appointees.

Governor El-Rufai added that he started implementing its “rightsizing policy” by disengaging 99 political

appointees but is yet to sack any state civil servant.

However, despite the resistance from the NLC, the Kaduna governor said the rightsizing of civil servants will still go

on as planned because of dwindling revenues that is accruing to the state government from the federation account.

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