The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commenced a five-day warning strike in Kaduna state.
The strike action has led to a total shutdown of electricity supply, government schools and offices, banks, airport, train station and related agencies and services.
Workers across the state and leadership of all the affiliate unions of NLC have converged at the state capital, Kaduna, to ensure the success of the strike, Tribune reports.
As early as 8 am, workers gathered at the state office of NLC, by the state secretariat carrying placards with various inscriptions against the state governments, to commence a protest.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who led the workers in the protest declared that there “is no retreat and no surrender,” until the state governor Nasir El-Rufai reverses the sacking of workers and pay those who have been sacked about four years ago.
He stated that the Kaduna State government has been feeding the public with lies as none of the labour unions and their leaders were consulted as claimed by the government.
The protesters carried a huge banner om which they had printed “Hell Rufai” — a derogatory play on Governor El-Rufai’s name.