-Nigeria Labour Congress kicks against sack of workers in Kaduna state.
-The labour union further accused the state government of perfecting plans to sack additional 20,000 workers from the state and local government workforce.
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NLC fights government decision to sack 21,000 workers in Kaduna state.
Hundreds of workers on Wednesday, took to the streets of Kaduna to protest the sack of 21,000 primary school teachers by the Kaduna State Government.
Information obtained by Naija News, shows the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Waba, led several other workers in the march to the Kaduna state House of Assembly to register their protest.
Waba described the competency test as lacking credibility and just an excuse used by the Kaduna state government, under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, to deny innocent workers of their daily living.
“It was a smokescreen to just sack workers.’’
“Teaching is a profession in Nigeria, we have teacher training institutions and Teachers Registration Council, why are they not the ones conducting the test? “This is because they have sinister motives; that is why they didn’t use those institutions.
“They are doing this just to sack and reduce workers and we will not accept that,’’ the NLC president said.
“Any exercise built on faulty ground cannot stand; this is our position,’’ he stressed.
Waba alleged that the state government also has plans to sack 15,000 core civil services and 5,000 local government workers.
“By putting all together and their families, up to one million people will be affected by the sack. We will not accept that. “Therefore we will stand against this exercise until justice is done,’’ he said.
He encouraged workers in the state to unite against the tyrannical situation and save themselves from “this agony.’’