El-Rufai declares NLC president Ayuba Wabba, others wanted

Kaduna state governor nasir el-rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared the national president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba and other members of the union wanted.

Mr El-Rufai said in a tweet on Tuesday that Mr Wabba and others who led a protest on Monday on the start of a five-day warning strike in the state were wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.

“Ayuba Wabba & others of @NLCHeadquarters declared wanted for economic sabotage & attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.

“Anyone that knows where he is hiding should send a message to @MOJKaduna. KDSG. There will be a handsome reward!” he said.

In another tweet, the governor said: “…The reform of the size, cost & quality of over bloated, inefficient & barely educated public service is at stake here. We will neither retreat nor concede to any thoughtless & corrupt political hacks ever!”

The labour union is protesting the sack of thousands of workers by the state government and the non-payment of benefits.

Wabba, who addressed civil servants in the state on Monday, vowed to bring the El-Rufai administration to its knees until the sacked workers are recalled.

Public hospitals, schools, filling stations, electricity and others have been shut down in the state over the industrial action by the labour union.