Kebbi NLC chairman ‘sacked’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ismail Ade­bayo, Birnin Kebbi

The Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Nige­ria Labour Congress (NLC), Kebbi State chap­ter, has re­moved its chairman, Com­rade Mur­tala Us­man.

His re­moval was ef­fected at a meet­ing held by the lead­er­ship of the congress at its sec­re­tar­iat yes­ter­day in Birnin Kebbi, but in­di­ca­tion has al­ready emerged that the pub­lic has not heard the last of the de­vel­op­ment.

While ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists, the congress’s vice chairman, Com­rade Sabitu Lawal said the NLC de­cided to re­place the for­mer chairman with Com­rade Umar Halidu Al­has­san fol­low­ing the for­mer chairman’s dis­missal by his em­ployer, the Kaduna Elec­tric Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (KEDCO) in July last year. “By this, he was au­to­mat­i­cally dis­qual­i­fied from be­ing the state chairman of the NLC,” he said, adding that Us­man re­fused to abide by ear­lier ef­forts to al­low him to re­sign.”

In his re­ac­tion, the Chairman of the National Union of Teach­ers in Kebbi State, Sanusi Umar, dis­missed the ac­tion of the lead­er­ship of the state congress, in­sist­ing that the ‘im­peached’ chairman re­mained the leader of NLC in the state. “As I speak to you, he is on his way to Abuja to rep­re­sent the congress at a national as­sign­ment,” he said.

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