Protest Rocks Kaduna Over Sack Of 4,042 Workers

By Ikenga Chronicles November 29, 2017

Protest Rocks Kaduna Over Sack Of 4,042 Workers

Kaduna State government has sacked 4,042 workers in the 23 local councils of the state, prompting the workers to troop to the council secretariates to stage a protest against the government’s action.

One of the affected workers, who pleaded anonymity, spoke with The Guardian, saying: “Some of us are now victims of this government’s sack after teachers have been sacked.

“We are appealing to the governor to consider our families and the number of years that we have put into service in the state. This treatment is inhuman and not acceptable.”

Recall that the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Jaafaru Ibrahim Sani, who confirmed the sack at a press conference, said the state government’s decision to downsize the workers was to reduce the over-bloated payroll on the councils and also ensure that their capacity to effectively deliver meaningful projects becomes realistic.