NLC Strike: Governor El-Rufai Sacks Protesting workers with Immediate Effect

NLC Strike: Governor El-Rufai Sacks Protesting workers with Immediate Effect

- Nurses of the ministry of health in Kaduna who took part in the NLC strike have been sacked

- This state government took this stern decision on Tuesday, May 18

- The government has ordered the ministry to advertise vacancies for immediate employment as replacements

- Public teachers in the state have also been threatened to face the same fate if they fail to resume duty

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The ongoing Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike in Kaduna, has forced Governor Nasir El-Rufai to take what may be seen as a very harsh decision on protesting civil servants.

In a statement published via Facebook on Tuesday, May 18, the state government announced its resolve to immediately dismiss all civil servants who took part in what it referred to as an unlawful strike.

NLC Strike: Governor El-Rufai Sacks Protesting workers with Immediate Effect
The governor said he will not tolerate criminal acts in form of industrial action (Photo: Nasir El-Rufai)
Source: Facebook

This decision which came through the ministry of health in the state specifically affects nurses on level 14.

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While their salaries will be given as extraordinary occupational allowances to the health workers who are at their duty posts, the ministry has been ordered to advertise vacancies for the immediate employment of new nurses to replace those sacked.

Even more, the government threatened that the same punishment will be mete to all academic staff of KASU who fails to report for work.

The statement partly read:

"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 government and the commissioner of education."

Earlier, the state government had declared the national president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, and other members of the union wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure under the Miscellaneous Offences Act. reported that this was disclosed by Governor El-Rufai on Tuesday, May 18, via his Twitter handle @elrufai that anyone who knows where Wabba is hiding should send a message to the ministry of justice, Kaduna state.

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The governor added that there would be a handsome reward for anybody who gives details about the NLC boss.


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