Coalition of closed Unpaid Textile Workers in Kaduna Decries Lack of Payment of Entitlement and Gratuities
The coalition of closed unpaid textile workers in Kaduna has appealed to state and federal government of Nigeria to settle their entitlement and reopen the closed industries in the state to alleviate their condition.
Chairman of the coalition.Comrade wordam Simdik made the appeal during the peaceful protest by members of the coalition in Kaduna.
Comrade Simdik explained that the peaceful protest followed the need to remind the current administration under the leadership of president Mohammadu Buhari of his promises to pay them their entitlement benefit and gratuities.
The chairman of the coalition lamented that since the closure of the industries,members of the coalition had undergone serious hardship including death of over two thousand eight hundred members.
According to comrade simdik,some of their children have become street hawkers while parents find it difficult to pay both medical and school fee of their wards due to lack of payment of entitlements and gratuity.
He called on president Buhari and the nineteen northern state governors to come to their aid by re opening the closed textile industries in the state to create employment for teaming youths and boost revenue base of the nation as well as address security challenges
Comrade simdik called on the Nigeria custom to ban the importation of textile product into the country adding that, Nigeria is not a dumping ground for substandard product.
The coalition of the closed unpaid textile workers that embark on the peaceful protest include Kaduna textile limited, nortex, finetex and Arewa textile limited.
By: Mike Odeh James.
Kaduna North West Nigeria