The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday grounded the operations of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as hundreds of workers staged a protest at the CAC headquarters in Abuja.
Members of the organised labour union said the protest was to kick against the anti-workers’ policies of the management of CAC.
They alleged that the Registrar-General of the commission, Garba Abubakar, had resolved to punish some employees of the agency for not supporting in his anti-workers’ policies.
Speaking on behalf of the workers during the protest in Abuja, the President, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, claimed that the management of CAC used about N396m to build a car park and carry out functions without proper accountability.
He further alleged that the CAC boss had forcefully transferred married female workers out of Abuja at the detriment of their various families.
Wabba said, “All the female workers with their husbands who are working here, he (Abubakar) transferred them away and left their husbands here causing problems in their various homes.
“We are here to make the point and to ensure that workers’ rights are not meant to be trampled upon. The fundamental issue is not about unionization; no!