Mega Rally: Police Warn NLC To Stay Away From Kaduna

By 09:03 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 Comments

Ahead of the mega rally planned by the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna on Thursday to protest sack of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state, Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr, Agybole Abeh, has warned the organisers of the mega rally to stay away from Kaduna.

This was even as he said the police cannot guarantee their security and safety, The Nation reports.

It will be recalled that the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has summoned all its national officers as well as executives of its branches across the country to Kaduna on Thursday.

The governor had on several occasions expressed his determination to revive the ailing education sector, saying he would not mortgage the future of its two million primary school pupils for unqualified teachers who failed primary four exams.

The police commissioner told the union leadership to note that the state had just come out of series of crises, warning that, they should stay away from the state.

According to him, “we cannot guarantee your safety. We advised you to find a way of reaching and engaging with the relevant authorities in solving whatever grievances, you might be having”.

Abeh assured the citizens of the state of the readiness of the police to protect their lives and property, calling on them to go about their normal activities without fear.

“We will deploy our men to protect public buildings and ensure that they are no break down of law and order”, he stressed.



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