84-year-old Malam Ali Chiroma, a former President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, nearly joined the protest led by the current President of the NLC in Kaduna, but was prevented by armed security men.

Chiroma was reported to had left his house in Degel Road in Ugwan Rimi, Kaduna, to join the NLC leaders for the protest but had to turn back at the Lafia Road Junction on Independence Way. The road  was blocked by armed security men who did not allow him pass.

“I got there but the Police had blocked the entrances so I could not find my way to join them and before I could locate them I got one of them on the line who told me that they had already dispersed,” he said.

Chiroma however expressed his support to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for protesting against the sack of workers in Kaduna State.

The 84 year old was NLC president between 1984 and 1988.