The President of the National Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has dared Governor Nasir el-Rrufai to arrest him after he was declared wanted by the state government over a five-day strike action.
Wabba on Tuesday morning led a procession of striking workers to the government house, challenging the governor to arrest them.
“Let the governor come and arrest me” Wabba said as he led the workers for a peaceful protest today in the state capital.
Speaking in a short interview at NEPA roundabout while leading thousands of workers, Wabba said, “the strike was not about me.”
“Let him come and arrest me. We are here and waiting for them,” Wabba said.
The governor had earlier Tuesday declared Wabba and other labour leaders wanted for alleged economic sabotage, placing a bounty for anyone with information about their whereabouts.
He said the NLC president and others labour leaders are declared wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure in Kaduna State under the Miscellaneous Offences Act.
NLC and its affiliates embarked on a five-day warning strike in the state to compel the state government to reverse its decision over the sacking of over 7000 state civil servants.