Workers in Kaduna State have staged a protest in the state capital, against
alleged disengagement of over 21,000 teachers by the state government.
workers led by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), President, Ayuba Wabba are
demanding that the government should rescind its decision or have the entire
labour force to contend with.
ban on street protest, the workers were seen in great numbers carrying placards
with various inscriptions on major roads in the metropolis, causing traffic
workers also marched to the Kaduna State House of Assembly complex to
lodge their complain to the lawmakers.
state NLC secretariat located along Independence way in the state capital, the
workers demand that the Kaduna State government should not sack the teachers
for failing to pass the competency test administered on them sometime in June
argued that government has no constitutional powers to organise such
examination for teachers, saying only the Teachers Registration Council of
Nigeria has the mandate to do so.
workers have therefore given the state government two weeks to cancel the
planned dismissal of teachers, or they will embark on an indefinite strike.(Chanels).