Governor of Kaduna State, El-Rufai has issued a directive that university lecturers who take part in the ongoing strike in the state will be dismissed.
In a press statement delivered by his media aide, Muyiwa Adekeye, and theme “KDSG will not tolerate criminal acts disguised as industrial action”.
Part of the statement read, “Any academic staff of KASU that does not report for work will be dismissed. The authorities of KASU are to submit a copy of the attendance register for all categories of staff daily to the Secretary to the State Governemnt and the Commissioner of Education.
“All MDAs are also to submit daily copies of attendance register to the Head of Service;
“KDSG will not submit its treasury to the entitled minority. We will reform and rightsize our public service to meet the needs and resources of the Kaduna State even if the NLC strikes ad infinitum.
“The government remains committed to using all the resources it can generate to serve the interests of the majority of its citizens, providing social services beyond paying salaries, always putting the interests of the many ahead of the few.”
In other news, the Chairman of National Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba touted the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El’rufai, to go ahead and arrest him.
Recall the governor declared him wanted for calling on strike in the state, which has called for his blow back.
Wabba was engaged in an interview at NEPA roundabout while leading thousands of workers to strike.
He said: “Let him come and arrest me. We are here and waiting for them, the strike was not about me.”