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You Are Not Different From Bandits – El-Rufai Tells NLC Protesters

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday described the actions of protesting members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as that of bandits terrorising the state.

El-Rufai while reacting to the protest said while bandits use arms illegally, “the NLC’s mob action is for similar ends: to hold hostage freedoms, economic interests, livelihoods and resources of the people of Kaduna State”.

He said his administration will not allow NLC to make the state ungovernable.

“Bandits illegally use arms, but the NLC’s mob action is for similar ends: to hold hostage freedoms, economic interests, livelihoods and resources of the people of Kaduna State,” he tweeted via @GovKaduna.

“Efforts to dress up criminal activity as industrial action do not change the reality of lawbreaking that has unfolded, including their persistently ignoring the prohibition against impeding essential services.”

He said Kaduna cannot ignore the illegal pressures brought to disrupt the operations of banks and other private business whose staff and customers do not have any industrial dispute with the state or any other government.

Recall that El-Rufai had earlier declared the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba wanted.

The NLC President was last spotted in the state when he led members of the union on a protest against the policies of El-Rufai’s administration.