By Gloria Adokwu
NATIONAL Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, has commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for paying N29.1 million as compensation to the families of workers killed in a bomb blast in Zaria nine months ago.
Twenty workers died in the incident on July 7, 2015 at the premises of Sabongari Local Government Secretariat in Zaria.
Those affected were mostly local council workers from Lere and Kauru councils, who travelled to Zaria for the mandatory verification of their employment status ordered by the governor.
In a statement by its General Secretary, Issa Aremu, the union acknowledged what it described as “sensitivity” of the Governor to the demands of trade unions in the state that families of the 20 dead workers were adequately compensated.