One of the front line aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), seeking to takeover the leadership of Kaduna State in 2019, Hon Isa Ashiru has promised to review the sacking of workers by the el-Rufai led government if elected governor.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), puts the number of sacked worker in Kaduna State at about 35,000.
But Ashiru, during his consultation in Southern Kaduna, promised to look into the plight of the retrenched workers if elected governor of Kaduna State.
“Our state has never witnessed the kind of backwardness we are now forced into,” Ashiru said, insisting it is very unfair to lay off thousands of workers at a time their was no alternatives for other jobs.
“You cannot arbitrary sack thousands of workers and refuse to pay them their entitlements knowing fully well that hundreds of thousands depend on then to feed,” Ashiru said, emphasizing on human feeling in taking decision.
“When I get the ticket of the PDP, it will be easy for our party to win the elections,” Ashiru told his fellow members during his consultation in Kafanchan, the political capital of Southern Kaduna.
“We shall ensure justice for all that were unjustly forced out of their jobs. I just want to plead with them to endure for the next few months that the present bad leadership in the state will last,” Ashiru told the crowd.
According to him, his team has made a blue print for the rebuilding of the once bubbling economy of Kaduna state and a model for genuine reconciliation between the people of North and Southern parts of Kaduna state.
“All the past PDP Chairmen of the state are here, Ibrahim Yaro Suleiman and Yaro Makama are here to testify what I can do for the people,” Ashiru said.
Elanza News reports that Ashiru’s team was in Kagarko, Sanga, Kaura, Zango Kataf LGAs.
The tour which continues tomorrow in Zone 2, will cover the 23 LGAs and the wards of Kaduna state.