Confusion has trailed the purported removal of the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kebbi State chapter, Comrade Murtala Usman.
Comrade Usman was removed at a meeting held by the State Executive Council of the NLC at its secretariat yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
Addressing journalists after the meeting Tuesday, the congress’s vice chairman, Comrade Sabitu Lawal, said the NLC decided to replace Usman with Comrade Umar Halidu Alhassan following the former chairman’s 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”, Mr. Lawal said, adding that “Usman refused to abide by earlier efforts to allow him to resign”.
Dismissing the action of the Kebbi EXCO, Chairman of the National Union of Teachers in the state, Sanusi Umar, insisted that the “impeached” chairman remained the leader of NLC in the state.
“As I speak to you, he is on his way to Abuja to represent the congress at a national assignment”, Umar said.