FG sets up committee on Kaduna, NLC dispute
The Federal Government has inaugurated a 10-man committee to resolve the dispute between the Kaduna State Government and the Nigerian Labour Congress with a charge to the members to meet the expectation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), by ensuring that industrial peace returns to Kaduna shortly.
The committee, set up by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in Abuja, is headed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Peter Tarfa, with the Secretary to Kaduna State Government, Balarabe Lawal and Deputy National President of NLC, Najim Hashim, as co-chairmen.
The Director Trade union Services and Industrial Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs O. u. Akpan, will serve as the secretary.
This was contained in a statement on Saturday by the ministry’s spokesman, Mr Charles Akpan, titled, ‘FG inaugurates committee to end Kaduna Govt, NLC dispute.’
The Kaduna State Government and the NLC had been at loggerheads following the sacking of over 40,000 workers by the state government
Speaking at the ceremony on Friday, Ngige recalled that the Federal Government had apprehended the strike initiated by the NLC in Kaduna State in May, with the parties signing a memorandum of understanding to restore peace, noting that intervening circumstances made the reconstitution of the committee inevitable .