Nigerian Labour Congress mocks Judicial Commission of Inquiry by Kaduna State Government over warning strike action.
Written by News Room on July 7, 2021
The Nigerian Labour Congress has described as a joke taken to far the setting up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry by the Kaduna State Government to look into its warning strike action in the state
In a Statement, by its president Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the act is an abuse of executive powers of a governor, waste of state resources
Wabba acknowledged the credibility of the Chairman of the Commission Justice Ishaq Bello and other upright member, but noted that the warning strike was purely a Labour dispute and industrial relations action legitimized by the 1999 constitution, which is legally competent
NLC adds that in the unlikely event, it became a subject of litigation the appropriate body should be a court of Competent Jurisdiction or the National Industrial Court who can invoke global best practices in resolving disputes through adjudication
He stated that the Governor cannot be a Judge in case he is a party to and expect justice, after his repeated boasts he will deal with all those who took part in the strike action
Governor El-Rufai was advised to respect his office, the oath he took, Labour laws and the memorandum of understanding (MOU) his government voluntarily signed with organized Labour
In the meantime, all affiliate trade unions and members were asked to step up mobilization on the statuary notice on the escalation of the strike action declared by its NEC.