Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Kano, says they are ready to take necessary actions over the recent issue of 126 workers alleged to be held hostage for three months in Kano.

The workers were rescued by the police at the Popular Farms and Mills Limited located in Challawa Industrial Estate, Kano.

The NLC Chairman Kano Chapter, Kabir Minjibir disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Kano.

According to him, “yesterday Tuesday, the union concerned, the Food and Beverages Union briefed us on the issue.

“But the most annoying thing is that there is no Union in the company, they tried their best to form a leadership, but the company refused.

“The Food and beverages Union told us that they will investigate the issue and get back to us.

“And we are ready to write to all the relevant authorities concerned, to ensure that they form leadership so that their rights can be protected.” He said.

Minjibir added that the NLC will also write to human right bodies to look into the issue and see if their right is violated.

According to him, if the right of the workers is violated by the company, the human rights bodies would ensure that they are compensated.

Kano Daily recalled that the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Haruna revealed that on June 21, at about 6:00 p.m., a complaint was received from Global Community for Human Right Network, Kano, that some labourers were wrongly confined inside the said Popular Farms and Mills.

He gave the address of the firm as No. 54 Challawa Industrial Estate, Kano.

“On receiving the information a team of policemen were deployed and when a search was conducted, 126 labourers trapped inside the factory for three months were rescued,” he said.

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