Ekiti workers kick against planned anti-Buhari rally

NLC-protest Ekiti workers kick against planned anti-Buhari rally

Workers in Ekiti State have kicked against an alleged plan to coerce them into a public protest against President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.

They claimed that the rally was planned to protest against the alleged stoppage of the N1.3 billion monthly Budget Support Fund (BSF) by the Federal Government with effect from December 2017.

BSF is a fund set aside by the Federal Government to assist the 36 States of the Federation in the payment of workers’ salaries.

A section of the state work force, the Enlightened Workers Forum (EWF) condemned alleged moves to drag civil servants into a public protest scheduled for Monday, January 29.

EWF in a statement on Saturday by its State Coordinator, Mr. Mike Bamidele, accused the state Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman, Comrade Odunayo Adesoye, of being the arrowhead of the plot to recruit and draft workers into the rally. Bamidele said workers are apolitical and non-partisan and should not be dragged into politics under whatever guise.

Responding, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman in Ekiti State, Comrade Odunayo Adesoye, has denied being part of the plan to stage a rally against the alleged stoppage of Budget Support Funds (BSF) to the Ayo Fayose administration.

Adesoye who spoke in a telephone chat with The Nation, described the Enlightened Workers’ Forum (EWF) which made the allegation as a “faceless group.”

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