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Strike: El-Rufai attacks governors, says a colleague sponsoring NLC to destabilise Kaduna

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Kaduna State governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai has vented his anger against Nigeria Governors Forum, which he is a member, saying they abandoned him when the Nigeria Labour Congress took a protest to his State.

El-Rufai spoke angrily during a virtual meeting of Governors Forum chaired by the governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday.

He lamented that a particular governor was funding activities of NLC against him, wondering how politics could be taken to that level.

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CAPITAL POST earlier reported that Kaduna State Civil Servants and the Nigeria Labour Congress started a one week warning strike against the administration of Nasir El-Rufai to press home their demands.

NLC president, Ayuba Wabba leading the workers’ strike described El-Rufai as a tyrant.

“We are dealing with a tyrant, industrial action may be escalated.”

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Wabba said they were protesting against El-Rufai’s administration for retrenchment of 45,000 workers and many of his anti-labour policies.

While accusing the governors, El-Rufai told the NGF meeting on Wednesday, that he did not get the required support from his colleagues.

When reminded of a statement issued by the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum on Monday, El-Rufai said:

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“I am a governor. I am one of you. The least I expect from the Nigeria Governors Forum is unequivocal and unqualified support. I didn’t see that in that statement.

“I am being very blunt. I could pretend and be political and just smile and say it was alright but it is not. But I am used to fighting my own battles.”

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