El-Rufai declares NLC President, others wanted

The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and other members of the union wanted.

El-Rufai, in a tweet on Tuesday, declared they were wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.

He wrote: “Ayuba Wabba & others of @NLCHeadquarters declared wanted for economic sabotage & attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.

“Anyone that knows where he is hiding should send a message to @MOJKaduna. KDSG. There will be a handsome reward!”

In another tweet, El-Rufai said: “…The reform of the size, cost & quality of over bloated, inefficient & barely educated public service is at stake here. We will neither retreat nor concede to any thoughtless & corrupt political hacks ever!”

The Nation reports the state government had said the five-day warning strike by the NLC, which began on Monday, will not distract it from its plan to ‘rightsize’ the civil service.

But Wabba, who addressed civil servants in the state on Monday, vowed to bring the El-Rufai’s administration to its knees until the sacked workers are recalled.

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Nigerian passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the suspension of issuance of new passports and renewal of old ones across the country.

NIS Deputy Comptroller-General, AB Yarima, confirmed this in a statement.

Yarima said all new passports and renewals will be suspended until June 1,…