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27 Jul 2016

Crisis rocks NLC as executive council sacks chairman, picks replacement

The Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kebbi state chapter, has removed its chairman, Comrade Murtala Usman.

His removal was announced at a meeting held by the leadership of the congress at its secretariat in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday, July 26, Daily Trust reports.
The NLC picked Comrade Umar Halidu Alhassan as his replaced.
Speaking with newsmen, Comrade Sabitu Lawal, the vice chairman of the congress, said Usman was replaced following his dismissal by his employer, the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KEDCO) in July last year.
By this, he was automatically disqualified from being the state chairman of the NLC,” he said.
Lawal added that earlier efforts to allow Usman resign were refused by him.
In reaction to Usman’s removal, Sanusi Umar, the chairman of the National Union of Teachers in Kebbi state insisted the sacked chairman remained the leader of NLC in the state.
He dismissed the action of the Executive Council, saying, “As I speak to you, he is on his way to Abuja to represent the congress at a national assignment.”
The NLC in Kebbi state has been enmeshed in leadership crisis. USman had months back been dragged to court by the former NLC Chairman, Sadiq Kaoje, over eligibility issue.
Also, the state NLC secretary, Hussani Mohammad Yauri alongside Abubakar Umar, the state NLC Auditor, wrote a petition against Usman at the NLC headquarters in Abuja.
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