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The Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello, of planning to lay off over 60 per cent of workers.

In a bulleting jointly issued by the NLC, Trade Union Congress and JPSNC, and signed by the Chairman of the state NLC, Onu Edoka, and the TUC Chairman, Ojo Matthew respectively, all workers were directed to continue to shun work as a result of the government's move to blackmail the labour union leaders.

The state workers have been on indefinite strike since last week in protest of the non-payment of their salary arrears among other demands.

“Government wanted to hide under the screening documents so that it can use our signatures for its illicit intention to lay off over 60 per cent of the workforce across the state," the bulletin said.

READ: Kogi Government says ongoing NLC strike is an act of sabotage

According to Punch, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy, Alhaji Abdukareem Abdumalik, denied the NLC claims by simply replying “false”.

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