Kaduna governor, Nasir El Rufai, has declared the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, and other members of the union’s headquarters wanted.
The governor said in a tweet on Tuesday Wabba and his team are wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure under the miscellaneous offenses act.
The governor has promised what he calls “a handsome reward” for anyone who knows his whereabouts and turns him by sending a message to the ministry of justice in Kaduna.
The NLC chairman, Ayuba Wabba, had led members of the union in a protest in Kaduna on Monday against the government’s decision to sack 4,000 workers from all local government areas of the state. The government says this it has to do this to rein in a ballooning wage bill among other reasons.
Labor was opposed to the move; so, it decided to ground activities in the state by starting a five-day warning strike that began on Sunday.
Workers in just about every sector joined in the strike that has left most of the state paralyzed. Even, electricity workers are also on strike, plunging the state into darkness.
El Rufai has also declared as wanted former chairman of the Nigerian national human rights commission, Chris Odinkalu for incitement and injurious falsehood over a tweet on Monday.
The governor remains adamant that nothing, not even strikes, can cause it to change course and scuttle its plans to right-size.
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Gov El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai has sacked over 90 of his political appointees.
The governor revealed on Thursday nights that the state government had yet to disengage any civil servant as only agencies connected to the local government system have disengaged staff.
El Rufai in his statement to reporters listed those affected to include the 23 local government councils, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and the Primary Health Care Board.
He said ‘’So far, 99 political appointees have lost their jobs but we have not commenced rightsizing civil servants,” adding that “we want to be fair with regards to civil servants. We had earlier promised that before we reduce the size of the civil service, we will start with political appointees and we have done that.”
El Rufai explained that the disengaged political appointees constituted 30 per cent of the total number of political office holders in the state.
Lagos State Warns Hoodlums Against Vandalism
Lagos state Central Business District, CBD, has warned hoodlums and vandals against vandalism within the business district.
Lagos state governor’s special adviser on central business districts, Olugbenga Oyerinde has cautioned miscreants who cut and vandalize iron barriers, railings and other government road infrastructures, to desist from the act or face prosecution.
Oyerinde gave the warning on Wednesday while supervising iron barriers and railings in the Lagos Island business district. He decried the huge loss caused by the vandals who destroy government property. He urged business owners, traders and residents to be vigilant and be security conscious.
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