The protesters marched to the Immigration office in Kaduna.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Monday in Kaduna staged a peaceful protest at the state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, over the death of at least 18 people during Saturday’s recruitment exercise by the service.
The union members carried placards that contained various inscriptions and a letter of protest which they wanted to deliver to the state controller.
However, the officers on duty refused the workers access into the premises and explained that the controller was not on seat.
In his address, Mr. Aremu, demanded an immediate compensation for the families of the victims.
He appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to demonstrate that no life of an applicant will further be wasted at any recruitment centre.
He said, “the president should take action so as to prevent shameless exhibition of incompetence and non-service delivery by some of his ministers.”