Kaduna Govt Condemns NLC’s Illegal Acts, Urges Residents To Stay Calm

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai speaking during the swearing-in of NYSC 2019 Batch A corps members at the permanent orientation camp on March 29, 2019.


The Kaduna State Government led by Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, on Monday noted that the conditions that compelled its decision to right-size its work force have not been altered by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC’s) campaign of economic and social sabotage.

 The government  also reiterated its  firm committment to using all the  resources it can generate to serve the interests of the majority of its citizens.

A statement signed by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye pointed out that government’s resolve  ‘’is only reinforced by the desperate actions undertaken by the NLC to unlawful trespass on government facilities, and prevent officers from signing attendance registers. ‘’

The statement added that, ‘’despite these actions, the state government has guaranteed access to the state secretariat and other government offices.’’

According to Adekeye, the government intends to continue running its operations in service to the people, despite the futile efforts of the NLC to impede it.

‘’Accordingly, all officers from GL 14 upwards are expected at their duty posts as usual,’’ he added.

The Special Adviser noted that  NLC has also shut healthcare access for several  citizens, in addition to shutting down electricity, including  several hospitals and chased away the patients.

‘’General hospitals in Kawo, Tudun-Wada, Kafanchan, Giwa, Rigasa, Kakuri and Sabon Tasha were illegally locked. They also shut rural hospitals and primary health centre in Kwoi, Turunku and other locations across the state,’’ he lamented.

‘’The government shares the pain of the people of Kaduna State amidst the avalanche of unlawful conduct by the NLC and appeals to all residents to remain peaceful and vigilant,’’ Adekeye said.

The statement however warned that ‘’ government is documenting all these violations of the Miscellaneous Offences Act and the Trade Union Act.’’

The Special Adviser said that government  welcomed ‘’ the visit by the leaders of the Trade Union Congress who met with our Head of Service, Bariatu Y. Mohammed, this morning.

‘’Hajiya Bariatu has reported on the constructive attitude of the TUC delegation led by Barrister Musa Lawal, its Secretary-General,’’ he said.

According to him, ‘’the TUC team included Comrade Isa Mohammed of PENGASSAN, Comrade Bulama Haruna, Comrade Ebere Okpara, Comrade Yunusa Zubairu, Comrade Aliyu Yunusa and members of the Kaduna State Executive of the TUC.’’


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