Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Challenge has urged Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to “instantly finish the rising crackdown on staff and protesters in his state.”
SERAP stated this in a press release by its deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, on Tuesday.
the organisation stated: “Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Kaduna state authorities should finish the harassment and intimidation of NLC leaders and withdraw the unlawful assertion declaring Mr Wabba and different NLC leaders ‘wished’.
The assertion, learn partly: “Kaduna authorities should respect the human rights of Nigerian staff, and make sure the security and safety of the leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress.
“Declaring NLC leaders ‘wished’ merely for peacefully exercising their human rights is antithetical to the Nigerian Structure of 1999 [as amended] and the nation’s worldwide obligations.
“Authorities ought to guard staff from assaults by thugs. Permitting thugs to disrupt peaceable protest by staff is illegitimate and unconstitutional.
“The federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari ought to examine why the safety forces stood by and watched as thugs disrupted and assaulted protesters-and take motion in opposition to those that did so.
“Utilizing thugs to assault peaceable protesters is a criminal offense in opposition to humanity. Authorities want to seek out out who was answerable for the assaults and punish them appropriately.
“Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai ought to instantly reinstate Kaduna State College lecturers and nurses unlawfully dismissed for allegedly becoming a member of the strike within the state.
“We’ll maintain Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Kaduna authorities to account for the blatant violations of human rights.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai ought to clarify why he reportedly unlawfully sacked all nurses beneath grade stage 14 within the state on the pretext that the nurses launched into strike in solidarity with the NLC.
“We’ll see in courtroom if the lecturers and nurses are usually not instantly reinstated.
“We urge the UN human rights particular rapporteurs to place strain on Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Kaduna state to right away finish brutal crackdown on peaceable protesters.”