The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has vowed to resist the dismissal of the Ogun state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, AKEEM AMBALI, and his Vice-Chairman, DARE ILEKOYA, who is also the state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Governor, IBIKUNLE AMOSUN.
The Ogun State Government also dismissed fourteen workers and suspended eighteen others, who are mostly teachers, for alleged misconduct during the 2016 World Teachers’ Day celebration on October Five, 2016, in Abeokuta.
According to the General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. PETER OZO-ESON, the decision of the state governor was an illegality, which the labour movement would resist.
OZO-ESON said a combined team of labour leaders from the NLC and the Trade Union Congress had been dispatched to Abeokuta to intervene in the matter.
The NLC’s scribe, who called on the governor to reverse the decision to dismiss workers, stressed the action could result in industrial crisis in the state.
Also, the embattled state chairman of the NLC, AMBALI, said the National President of the NLC, Mr. AYUBA WABBA; his TUC counterpart, BOBOI KAIGAMA, and the leaders of the National Joint Negotiating Council would attend a rally by labour in Abeokuta today.