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El-Rufai declares NLC President, others wanted over strike

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The Kaduna State Government has declared the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba wanted.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai announced this on Tuesday morning.

In a tweet, the governor said Wabba and others labour leaders are declared wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure in the sate under the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

“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!,”he wrote.

He called on anyone that knows the whereabouts of the NLC President to contact the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice promising to reward the person handsomely.

Wabba had earlier on Monday led workers in the state on a warning strike following the recent disengagement of over seven thousand civil servants at the state and local governments by the state government.

In solidarity with the protest, aviation workers also shut down operations of Kaduna International Airport (KIA).

Other affiliate unions including the National Union of Petroleum Employees of Nigeria (NUPENG), National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEE), National Union Of Textile, Tailoring and Garment Workers of Nigeria are also in the protest.

The NLC is protesting the sack of over 4,000 workers by the state government

It also alleged that due process was not observed in the recent disengagement of the workers from the Local Government Service, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Primary Health Care Agency.

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