Aside the over 25,000 workers
pencilled down for sack by
the Kaduna state government,
Nigerian Labour Congress,
NLC, has alleged that Governor
el’Rufai is cooking another sack
of about 8,000 workers from the
core civil service in the state.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba
made the disclosure yesterday
in Abuja at an event to mark
this year’s Pensioners Day
celebration.
Wabba who condemned in
strong terms the governor’s plot,
said one of the provisions for the
sack by the el’Rufai’s government
is “if you are up to 40 years and
you are still in service, you will be
disengaged.”
While describing the move
as a neoliberal policy which is
targeted agaist the workers, he
called on the workers, Pensioners
and all well meaning Nigerians to
stand up against the plot which
has no justifiable reasons except
to cut cost as against close to
40,000 workers and their families
that will be affected by the sack.
Speaking further, he noted
that such anti-labour policies by
the government are responsible
for the recent rise in the rate of
criminalities in the state.
“I condemn in very strong
terms the recent information
coming in from Kaduna, where
apart from the over 22,000
teachers that have been pencilled
down for sack, apart from the
about 5,000 LG workers that
have been pencilled down for
sack, he has also pencilled down
8,000 workers from the core civil
service, Ministries, departments
and agencies for sack.
“One of his provisions is that,
if you are up to 40 years and you
are still in service, you will be
disengaged.
“This is a neoliberal policy
that is anti-labour, anti-workers
and anti-pensioners. We have to
remain in one accord and continue
to condemn what is wrong. This
is not what he campaigned that
he will offer the people of Kaduna
state especially the workers who
worked assiduously to ensure his
emergence. This is very criminal.
“Comrade, as I talk to you
this morning I received the
information that two days ago
that the briefed the workers
about it and today invited labour
leaders after the deeds have
been done and just passed the
information to them. This is a
very bad situation, where people
promised to create job and today
what is happening is that workers
are been sacked.
“We are not talking about only
the 22,000 but the close to 40,000
workers and their families that
will be affected. There is no
justifiable reason to support such
an idea. The only reason is that
they want to save cost but the
social consequences is grievous,
that is why we can see that the
rate of kidnapping in Kaduna
has increased as well as other
criminalities.” Wabba said

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