NLC Shut Down Kaduna Over Teachers' Sack
NLC-protest Photo: BusinessDayonline

Hundreds of civil servants in Kaduna state trooped to the streets to protest against the proposed sack of 21,000 teachers by the State Government.

The teachers had failed a competency test conducted by the state government.

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It was gathered that the protesting workers were led by the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Waba.

Further details show that the workers marched to the House of Assembly to register their displeasure.

Speaking during the protest, Waba said the test was an excuse to sack the teachers, describing it as lacking “credibility” and “unacceptable.”

Waba said, “It was a smokescreen to just sack workers.  Teaching is a profession in Nigeria, we have teacher training institutions and Teachers Registration Council, why are they not the ones conducting the test?

“This is because they have sinister motives; that is why they didn’t use those institutions. They are doing this just to sack and reduce workers and we will not accept that.  Any exercise built on faulty ground cannot stand; this is our position.”

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had earlier vowed to deal with those behind the protest by pupils against the planned sack.