Kogi Striking Workers suspend Talk with Govt over Murder of Labour Leader

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THE organised labour in Kogi state has suspended discussion with government on the ongoing strike following the gruesome murder of a labour leader Abdulmumuni Yakubu in Okene on Thursday.

Onuh Edoka, chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, and his TUC counterpart Ranti Matthew Ojo gave the indication in a statement in Lokoja today.

According to them, the negotiation which suppose to continue with government today Thursday is suspended to enable labour leaders mourn their slained colleague.

They said the late Abdulmumuni Yakubu who was until his death, the branch chairman of Non Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, NASU, at the Kogi State Science Technology and Technical Education Board, was gruesomely murdered along side his friend in his house in Okene yesterday.

According to the organised labour , the murder of the unionist is a confirmation of the fear that the lives of the labour leaders in the state are daily threatened because of their agitations for better welfare package for civil servants in the state.

They said the labour leaders will return to negotiating table as soon as there is full assurances of their safety and that of the members of their families.

The organised labour condemned the murder of the union leader and called on Kogi state police command to urgently unravelled his killers , saying the organised labour in the state will fight on to ensure that his death would not go the way of many unresolved murder cases in Kogi state

They urged workers to remained steadfast and prayerful for God will surely intervene in their matter shortly. – Newsrangers

 

 

– Nov 3, 2017 @ 09:13 GMT |

 

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