NLC Set To Start 5-Day Warning Strike In Kaduna From Sunday Midnight

NLC Set To Start 5-Day Warning Strike In Kaduna From Sunday Midnight
NLC Set To Start 5-Day Warning Strike In Kaduna From Sunday Midnight
The Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] is set to begin a five-day warning strike as a reaction to the recent mass retrenchment of workers in the state. The Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai had earlier explained that it made its decision based on the current economic realities.

The NLC National secretariat had earlier ordered the total shutdown of essential services in a week-long warning strike set to commence from Monday, May 17.


NLC had earlier announced plans to go on a protest against the mass disengagement of some workers from service by the Kaduna State government without following the due process of disengagement.
In response to the NLC’s order, The National Union of Electricity Workers ordered their workers to ensure a total blackout in Kaduna, in a statement signed by the General Secretary, Joe Ajaero.

“In line with NLC directives on shut down of activities in Kaduna, you are hereby directed to ensure TOTAL BLACK OUT in Kaduna by 00 hours on Saturday 15th May, 2021,” the statement read, “You should liaise with other States or Regions through which Kaduna could be back fed to ensure that there is no supply to Kaduna.

Mr Ajaero also warned that any of its members who fails to comply with the strike action would face sanctions.

“Any Station or Officer whose unit is found wanting, the Chapter or State Council will be sanctioned for anti-union activities,” Mr Ajaero warned.

Similarly, the National Union of Banks, Insurance & Financial Institutions Employees also ordered the closure of banking and insurance services.

NLC strike, electricity tariff

“In compliance with the directives of the congress to withdraw banking and insurance services in response to the continuous anti-worker policies by the Kaduna state government led by Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, you are hereby directed to close all banking, insurance and financial institutions from Sunday 16th May, 2021,” the body said.

Governor El-Rufai

Read the full statement released by the Kaduna Electric Company below;


The Management of Kaduna Electric regrets to forming its customers in Kaduna State that the service interruption currently being experienced in the State is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon @NERCNG@GovKadunaby the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). In compliance with the NLC directive, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN has knocked off all our 33KV lines in Kaduna State.
Consequently, we are appealing to all communities, security agencies and vigilante groups to be vigilant so that men of the underworld will not cash in on the situation to vandalise power supply installations. Any suspicious movement around distribution sub-stations (transformers) should be reported to the relevant security agency. We have the collective responsibility to protect these critical national assets in our neighbourhood.
We once again appeal to both parties in the dispute to strive at an amicable resolution for normalcy to return. Signed: Abdulazeez Abdullahi Head, Corporate Communication. 16/05/2021.





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