Your govt pushing us to the edge – NLC warns Al-Makura


Nasarawa State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has warned the Governor Al-Makura-led state government to reverse the “punitive transfer” of labour leaders over their roles in last year’s three-months strike.

Former and current labour leaders in the state made the call on Saturday in Lafia at a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of NLC in the country.

They accused the state government of pursuing “a vindictive agenda” against labour leaders who had spearheaded efforts toward a better life for workers, and described such attitude as “sad, unfair and unnecessary”.

Asoloko Maku, NLC Chairman from 2007 to 2015, specifically alleged that more than eight leaders of the union had been transferred to remote communities.

“Some were also transferred to Nasarawa State liaison offices in other state just to isolate them from the struggle,” he alleged.

He called on the current leaders of the union to stand up against government’s actions aimed at frustrating the union, and particularly advised them to pressurise government to reverse the transfers as they were done in bad faith.

Similarly, Abdullahi Adeka, State NLC Chairman. commended workers for supporting the struggle for improved welfare.

He said that the union had engaged the government on sanctions meted out on labour leaders.

“By the Grace of God, and based on our discussions with the government, the transfer of the union leaders over their roles in the last strike action will be reversed,’’ Adeka said.


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