Kano furniture makers declare 3-day strike over rising cost of materials

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Kano furniture makers declare 3-day strike over rising cost of materials

Kano furniture makers declare 3-day strike over rising cost of materials

Story from Shafa’atu DAUDA, Kano

Furniture makers under the organisation called Gandun Albasa General Furniture Association, have embarked on a three-day warning strike over the daily hike in the price of materials.

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This was disclosed by the Chairman of Gandun Albasa General Furniture Association, Malam Nafi’u Nuhu and he stated that the industrial action started on the 18th of October and will end on the 20th of October, 2021.

Nuhu said the situation is deteriorating because the cost of raw materials made their members lose focus in the business, and running the occupation at a loss.

The Chairman added that there is a need for the government to look at the issue, considering the thousands of youth and family people that get their means of livelihood from the business.

“Our business is something that has a multiplier effect because carpentry is a general name that comprises business people, that sell up the finishing goods such as wood chairs, bed and so on.

“If the rise in the raw materials continues, many of our members will not be able to run their businesses well and get profit like any other business people,” Malam Nafi’u Nuhu.

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