Ahead of planned protest by the national leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), over the sacking of teachers by the Kaduna Government, the state police command has said it will not tolerate any form of protest in the state.
National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, yesterday condemned the sacking of workers by the Kaduna State government.
Wabba in a statement in Abuja said the NLC, having exhausted avenues for amicable settlement of the issues in Kaduna, has no choice than to embark on a protest in Kaduna.
“Having exhausted all processes aimed at constructive engagement with the state government, it is clear that Governor Nasir el-Rufai has to be stopped by all means with all means lawful for the sake of Kaduna State and Nigerian people,” the NLC president said.
But the state police commissioner, Mr. Agyole Abe, warned that protesters would not be tolerated in the state as all forms of processions had been banned.
At a press conference at the command’s headquarters yesterday, Abe said anyone or group intending to carry our any public protest or procession should, in the interest of the public peace shelve such plan as the Nigeria Police Force will not standby idly and watch the peace being enjoyed by citizens of the state truncated.
He further warned: “Those who might be contemplating to come to Kaduna to foment trouble are strictly advised to stay away from the state as the command is prepared to deal decisively with any such person or group.”