How 84-year-old ex-NLC president Ali Ciroma was prevented from taking part in Kaduna protest Read more: crestnewsng

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Ali Ciroma, the 84-year-old former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was reportedly prevented from taking part in the protest in Kaduna state

– Ciroma said he was blocked from joining the protest by security agents who blocked some roads

– He however supports the march against the Kaduna government Ali Ciroma, the 84-year-old former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was prevented from joining the protest against the Kaduna government led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the current head of the union, which is an umbrella body for workers in the country. Daily Trust reports that Chiroma was president of the NLC between 1984 and 1988.

He reportedly left his house in Degel Road in Ugwan Rimi, Kaduna to join the NLC leaders for the protest, but had to turn back at the Lafia Road Junction on Independence way. He said the road was blocked by security agents, He was not allowed to pass. By the time he found a way, he was told the protesters had dispersed. “I got there but the police had blocked the entrances so I could not find my way to join them and before I could locate them I got one of them on the line who told me that they had already dispersed,” he said. learnt that the former union leader expressed his support to the NLC over its protest against the sack of workers, majorly teachers, in Kaduna state. earlier reported how the Kaduna state government announced on Wednesday, January 10, that it has obtained a bench warrant to arrest members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) protesting violently in the state. The government accused the two groups of protesting violently and claimed that during a recent protest, members of the NLC and NUT attacked and destroyed the state House of Assembly.

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