Strike: Kano Govt Suspends Qualifying Exams, Banks, Schools Shut Down

Strike: Kano Govt Suspends Qualifying Exams, Banks, Schools Shut Down

  • The nationwide strike declared by the organised labour is enjoying total compliance in Kano state
  • It was gathered that schools across all levels, banks, hospitals and other public places in the state, were all shut down
  • The Kano state Ministry of Education suspended the 2023 Secondary Schools Qualifying Examination due to the strike journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy.

Kano state - The nationwide strike is being obeyed in Kano state as banks and schools have all been shut down in compliance with the directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

As reported by The Punch, primary and day secondary school pupils returned home as they did not meet teachers in the schools.

Kano govt suspends qualifying exams, banks, schools shut down over nationwide strike
Banks, schools, hospitals, shut down as Kano joins nationwide strike Photo Credit:@NLCHeadquarters
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The strike also affected tertiary institutions, banks, hospitals, and other public places in the state.

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A female student of Bayero University, Kano who is currently sitting for her first-semester examination said:

“Many students who were to sit for exams in the morning returned to their hostels disappointed because they could not see anybody in the examination halls.”

The Director of Public Enlightenment of the Ministry of Education, Balarabe Kiru, announced the suspension of the 2023 Secondary Schools Qualifying Examination scheduled to take place today, until further notice.

Kiru said the suspension is due to the nationwide strike while appealing to students and parents or guardians, to bear with any inconvenience the suspension may have caused.

Organised labour declares indefinite strike over beating of NLC president

Earlier, reported that organised labour, consisting of the NLC and the TUC asked their members to embark on a nationwide strike over the attack on Joe Ajaero.

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The unions ordered their affiliates to adhere to the resolution of the National Executive Council of the NLC and implement it.

Festus Osifo, the TUC president, who spoke to journalists on Monday, November 12, disclosed that the nationwide industrial action would continue until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”

The federal government makes crucial move as nationwide strike begins

The federal government took a serious step after the organized declared a nationwide strike on Monday, November 13.

The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Simon Lalong, has convened a meeting with the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday, November 14.


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via

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