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KADUNA: NLC PROTESTERS UNDER ATTACK

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NLC PROTESTERS UNDER ATTACK: The state minister of labor and employment Dr. Chris Ngige alleged that federal government will  invite labor leaders for a dialogue.

While calling on Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai the Kaduna State Governor to offer peace following the violence that took place on Tuesday, May 18th 2021.

Tension started when Governor El Rufai through his tweets on Tuesday 18th may

declared NLC president Ayubba Wabba and other union leaders wanted, for Economic Sabotage and attack on public infrastructure.

According to the governor. ‘’A handsome reward’’ awaits anyone who knows the hideout of the labor leader, and sends a message to Kaduna State ministry of justice.

However, Less than two hours after the tweet, the governor’s convoy passed by the protesters, to the nearby gates of the headquarters of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.

HOW THE ATTACKED HAPPENED

The labor activists were in the street as part of the second day of 5-day warning strike this was to protest the mass sack of workers in the state when they came under attack.

They converged at the NEPA roundabout in the city center to commence their protest.

The protest ground.

Thugs believed to have been hired by the state government arrived the protest ground around 12:21 pm.

Holding sticks and knives then began to beat and hit the protesters, Security agents were forced to use tear gas.

Then fired shots severally in the air to disperse the thugs. The workers were forced to retreat as well.

Thugs attacking the unionist.

The NLC president alleged after the incident that the thugs who attacked the protesters were hired.

“They were hired to come and attack us. We thank God, we have dismantled them. we have chased them away because we have the number. We are not thugs and we are not using thugs. we are using Nigerian workers. And we told them we are going to catch them  alive and dismantle them”.

The Kaduna state government came under attack following the attack on the labor union during their peaceful protest.

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) threatened to shut down all of its facilities nationwide if any of the labor leaders are hurt.

PAACA REACTION

Ezenwa Nwangwu, the Executive Director. Peering Advocacy and Advancement Center in Africa (PAACA) condemned the actions of the governor.

According to him, they consider the governor’s action as uncharitable, irrational, and insensitive, especially at a time when Nigerians in all states are battling with harsh economic realities, coupled with hunger, insecurity, unemployment and poor governance.

The states intention to cut back on expenses in other to meet its financial obligations to the good people of Kaduna is highly commendable.

But to do that at the expense of the ordinary Nigerians whose income can only do so much for them and their families can be considered cruel and therefore unacceptable.

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Hi, I'm Nneamaka, I am a blog writer and a news reporter. Basically, i put love into words and help you connect with the people and moments that matter.

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