A mild drama played out at the meeting between officials of the Kaduna State Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as the delegation from Kaduna initially refused to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached between the two parties.
However, they later signed after consultation with government officials in Kaduna, AIT reports.
The MoU read by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige agreed to set up a 10-member committee to fashion out a work plan to resolve the impasse between the Kaduna State Government and NLC following disagreements over the sacking of thousands of civil servants by the Nasir El-Rufai government.
The Head of Civil Service in the state, Bariatu Mohammed will chair the committee while the NLC Deputy President, Najeem Yasin will serve as its vice-chairperson.
The committee is mandated to revert to the Minister of Labour and Employment on or before next Tuesday, May 25, to enable the completion of the process of resolution.
El-Rufai had declared the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and some other Labour leaders wanted for “economic sabotage” and likened them to bandits.
The labour leaders had kicked against against El-Rufai’s move to sack thoisands of workers in the state and subsequently declared a five-day warning strike.
The strike was suspended on Wednesday following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Employment.