Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, has ordered the sack of Kaduna State University lecturers for joining the industrial action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
This was disclosed in a statement issued by his media aide, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the Kaduna State government said it will not tolerate criminal acts disguised as industrial action.
The statement partly 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.”
The NLC commenced a five-day warning strike in the state on Monday following the decision by Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State to disengage 4,000 workers across the 23 local government areas, citing the state’s high wage bill for the development.
The strike has resulted in a power outage, shut down of the airport, closure of schools and fuel queues in various parts of the state.