NLC-backed protest over teachers sack grounds Kaduna

Protest in Kaduna over Teachers sack
Protest in Kaduna over Teachers sack

Despite the threat and deployment of thousands of armed security personnel to stop the protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against the mass sack of teachers and other workers allegedly numbering over 36,000, the protesters still took their protest to Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House.

The protesters, led by the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, and other labour leaders from across the states, marched through the Independence Road, through Wharf Road and Ali Akilu Road and made their way to the government house in their thousands, carrying placards with varying inscriptions and chanting solidarity songs.

Meanwhile, the heavily armed security personnel, who had assembled at the entry points to the NLC secretariat, Kaduna, venue of the takeoff point of the rally, hurriedly moved to the gate of the government house apparently to prevent the protesters from gaining access to the government house.

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Earlier, the NLC president had stressed that the organised labour would not relent in its efforts at ensuring that the rights of their members are protected in the state.

Meanwhile, some allegedly sponsored thugs were said to have been apprehended by the security personnel on their way to the Kaduna NLC secretariat.