You are a failure, NLC blast El-Rufai
The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) says the ongoing crisis in Kaduna State was as a result of the leadership failure of the Kaduna State government. According to the NLC, pre-emptive security measures ought to have been put in place in Kaduna metropolis when the conflict started at Kasuwan Magaini.
In a statement by the NLC president Mr. Ayuba Wabba and made available to newsmen on Friday, the NLC advised Governor Nasir El-Rufai to restore the security measures put in place by the government of a former governor of the State, Ahmed Makarfi which ensured peace and security in the state for over 10 years
“Almost a week after the violent conflict erupted over an issue as trivial as a dispute over the correct measure of grains of maize in the marketplace, it is yet to abate as reports say today (Friday) there are fresh attacks and reprisals,” Wabba noted.
“The Kaduna crisis is not just a painful reminder of a relatively distant past we were better off without.
“It is a sad commentary on the state of our communal relations.
“It represents leadership failure in the state as pre-emptive security measures ought to have been put in place in Kaduna metropolis when this conflict started at Kasuwan Magaini,
“It is equally important for the Kaduna State Government to restore the security measures put in place by the Government of Makarfi which ensured peace and security in the state for over 10 years.
“Kaduna State cannot afford to continue to leave on the edge of the knife. The implications are enormous not just for Kaduna but the whole country.
“Finally, our sympathy and condolences go to those who have lost their properties or loved ones,” he added