El- Rufai declared NLC president wanted for economic sabotage

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, says President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has been declared wanted.

On Monday, Wabba was seen publicly in Kaduna leading workers on a protest against policies of the El-Rufai administration.

The strike also saw NLC affiliates taking part in the protest which crippled economic activities in Kaduna.

Banks, hospital, train station and airport were shut while the state was plunged into darkness as electricity workers also joined the mass action.

Governor El-Rufai, in a tweet on Tuesday, said Wabba and other NLC leaders had been declared wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure.

El-Rufai tweeted, “KADUNA UPDATE: Ayuba Wabba & others of
@NLCHeadquarters declared wanted for economic sabotage & attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act. Anyone that knows where he is hiding should send a message to
@MOJKaduna KDSG. There will be a handsome reward!

Wabba while addressing workers at the NLC secretariat, on Monday, stressed that the organised labour would not relent until the workers’ demands were acceded to by the governor.

Wabba had said, “The decision has been communicated to all security agencies of the government. It is the beginning of the struggle of labour and we hope our politicians will cooperate with us to ensure we protect our democracy by delivering its dividends to the citizens including workers.

“Organised labour is in Kaduna to tell the world the truth of what the workers, pensioners, students and other citizens in the state are going through besides the lies being peddled by media platforms on El-Rufai’s payroll.

“The situation of the workers in the state is so pathetic that thousands of them have been laid off from their sources of livelihood without the state government making any effort to pay them their entitlements.

“Worst still, El-Rufai has gone further to increase school fees in public state school thereby making the children of those sacked from their working place without payment to become dropouts.

“It is only Kaduna State out of the other states in the country that throws workers out of their jobs without any regards for the labour law and that is why we are here.”

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