President of the NIgeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba stormed the Kaduna State Secretariat of the labour union and said their 5-day warning strike calling for the reinstatement of sacked workers has commenced successfully with the total grounding of activities in Kaduna.
Speaking on Monday at the rally, he said that they took.the action because the Kaduna State Government’s action was causing untold hardship on those affected and their dependents.
“The railways are not working, the airport is shut down, fuel.stations are locked, power is cut off and there is massive solidarity,” he said.
Wabba said that the government.is lying over several issues, including talks it said it had with the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
“The Government lied that they called us for a meeting yesterday. I actually received a call around 9pm yesterday for a meeting, I told them to make the invitation formal, but the person that called me later called back that the meeting has been cancelled.
“I have the number that called me and recorded the conversation,” he said.
The NLC President added that besides the sacked workers, the increment of school fees at the state owned university is also an issue troubling the union, because most of the children there are wards of workers.
“We gathered that about 70 per cent of the children at Kaduna State University (KASU) are Indigenes of Kaduna State and some of their parents have been sacked,” he added.
Speaking further, he said he has also received calls from market traders whose stalls have been demolished and commercial tricycle and okada riders complaining of exorbitant taxing from KASTLEA.