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You’ll regret your comment – NLC blasts Kano Commissioner for calling it ‘NGO’

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Kano State Chapter says the Commissioner of Finance, Prof Kabiru Dandago, will regret his comment which “undermined the collective power of workers”.

This is contained in a statement signed by the NLC Chairman, Kabiru Minjibir on Tuesday.

Minjibir was responding to a statement credited to the Commissioner in which he allegedly described the Labour as a ‘Mere NGO’, when the workers called for the judicious use of the over N10 billion Paris Club Fund.

The NLC Chairman said “we never expected such a derogatory and dishonorable statement on the labour from an Honourable and a learned person who by his position is the Chief financial Adviser to the Governor”.

He explained that the call by the NLC was to exercise legitimate functions as a check and balance institution in a democratic dispensation as backed by extent Labour laws.

“The outrage expressed by the Commissioner in his regard, which we consider as using a hammer to kill an ant is most regrettable”.

The NLC called on Dandago to desist from making further provocative and unsolicited comments that will endanger the good relationship between the labour and the government.

Minjibir advised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to remain steadfast towards the general welfare of workers and pensioners in the state.

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