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FG warns Governor El-Rufai not to escalate labour crisis

Governor Nasir El-Rufai

The Federal Government has warned Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, not to escalate the ongoing labour crisis in the state to make it uncontrollable.

FG is also appealing to workers, especially those in critical sectors, not to tamper with electrical or water installations so as not to bring more sufferings to the people of the state.

In a press statement on Tuesday evening, signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, the central government said the Kaduna strike had already snowballed into a national strike and picketing.

FG appealed to the leaders of the labour centres to step down action to make way for discussion.

“We hope and also pray the Kaduna State governor not to escalate matters to such a level where it becomes uncontrollable,”the statement added.

Dr Chris Ngige, Labour minister disclosed in the statement that the Federal Government had waded into the national strike and picketing in Kaduna State by the two labour centres, appealing to el-Rufai, President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, as well as President of the Trade Union Congress, Qadiri Olaleye, to immediately cease fire.

The issue involved in the strike escalated following the disruption of the workers peaceful protest on Tuesday by the thugs alleged to be sent by the state government.

The organised labour has therefore threatened to embarked on a nationwide strike and vowed to shut all power installations across the country.

The petroleum industry prominent union,National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has also directed its members across the country to be on red alert over the attacks on peaceful protesters in Kaduna State and threatened to shut down all their services nationwide.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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