The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has told the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to stop the blame game over his inability to manage the industrial crisis in the state.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, stated this on Tuesday, in a statement in reaction to a viral video where Governor El-Rufai claimed that the recent protest by labour in Kaduna was sponsored by the Kano State government.
TheFact Nigeria recalled that NLC in the state had embarked on a strike following government’s plan to sack civil servants. The strike lasted for three days.
Wabba said he was disappointed in El-Rufai’s for thinking that Nigerian workers would need financial leverage from a state governor or any other person in order to carry out its campaigns or activities.
He said since El-Rufai sacked thousands of Kaduna State workers, he has blamed virtually everyone for his industrial malfeasances.
According to the statement, “First, while denying that he sacked any worker, the governor accused and blamed the Nigeria Labour Congress for making its case based on a false document.
“Governor El-Rufai affirmed that he is on a mission of right-sizing and downsizing the Kaduna State Public Service. In recent videos, Mr E-Rufai has blamed the Federal Government for not rallying to support him during the protest by workers.
“When that failed to gain traction, El-Rufai blamed his colleagues in the Nigeria Governors Forum.
“Now, he has narrowed his blame arrow on the Kano State Governor, alleging that it was Dr Umar Ganduje who provided NLC with the funds to prosecute our last peaceful protest in Kaduna State.
“This is not unexpected of someone in perpetual hallucination.
“We wish to posit that the day any harm is done to any leader of the NLC or any worker or to any union property in Kaduna State, Nigerian workers will withdraw their services without any further notice.