The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has set aside a day of fasting and prayer to pray against the policies of Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
Comrade Khaleel Ibrahim, the National President of NULGE made this declaration at the National Executive Council meeting of the Union. Governor El-Rufai approved the mass sack of local government workers in Kaduna.
NULGE had implored and tasked Governor El-Rufai with the reversal of this decision as it would leave thousands of breadwinners without income for their families and would have great social and political implications on his administration and the federal government’s.
Comrade Ibrahim said that these negative policies employed by the El-Rufai led administration in Kaduna would effectively damage the reputation of the ruling party as this was only their first term in power so they need to assure Nigerians that they
The Natonal President of NULGE lamented bitterly that El-Rufai ran for Governor in 2015 on the platform of All Progressives Congress. The party promised that they would create a lot of jobs and make the standard of living better for all Nigerians. However, El-Rufai has ordered that thousands of state workers be fired.
These sackings has terminated the source of income for most families in Kaduna and there would be increased suffering. Comrade Ibrahim advised APC to retrace its steps and repent from causing more hardship and suffering to Nigerians or to face the severe consequences of their actions.
“This is the APC government that promised job creation to Nigerians now disengaging workers. A party that rose to power on the good will of Nigerians now melting hardship and suffering to workers,” the NULGE National President lamented.
Comrade Khaleel stated that the recent actions of Governor El-Rufai would destroy President Buhari’s reputation and seriously affect his chances of winning the 2019 election. The fasting and prayer of NULGE will be not only for the good of Kaduna but for all of Nigeria