Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai says protests embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna State against the dismissal of thousands of workers will not change government’s position on the matter. El-Rufai stated this while responding to questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Friday. He dismissed the assertion that he employed the services of security agencies, particularly the police, to foil the protest march.
The governor said the concern of the police was because of the precarious situation in the country, particularly in Kaduna, which made it unsuitable to have such protest “I think the concern of the police is because of the precarious situation in the country, particularly in Kaduna, made it unsuitable to have such protest. “So this is the concern, the concern is break down of law and order and not protest or strike. “They are free to do so but it will not change our position,”s he said.