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Published On: Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014

Emir of Kano kicks against Bill seeking to ban trade unionism

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Emir-sanusi-lamido-kanoThe Emir of Kano and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Mohammed II, said the federal government must do away with obnoxious laws that seek to ban trade unionism in the country as such laws violate the fundamental rights of workers in any organisation.

The Emir spoke in Kano, at the 43rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association, (NATCA).

Sanusi appealed to the federal government and the national assembly to throw away notorious laws that aims to curtail the activities of trade unionism in the country.

Represented by the Sa,in Kano, Alhaji Wada Waziri Ibraheem, the former CBN governor said, “Opposing obnoxious laws is the hallmark of trade unionism, to go against any law that is notorious, and does not suit the people or recognise their welfare”.

He further said, “Trade unions do not allow government to do what government wishes to do but what is wanted by the people, and that is what government should do”.

He charged the traffic controllers to embark on refresher training because of the sensitive nature of their job, affirming that they hold the lives of people in their hands once they are airborne.

“You provide one of the most important and sensitive services to mankind and therefore must be patient, observant and quick to carry out any safety measures to safeguard lives”, the Kano Emir said.


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