NLC Strike: KDSG Condemns Actions By Unionists, Urges Residents To Stay Calm

NLC Strike: KDSG Condemns Actions By Unionists, Urges Residents To Stay Calm

Rabi’tau Adamu, Kaduna

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has confirmed that the state government will continue running its operations in the service to the people, despite the futile efforts of the NLC to impede it.

He said despite these actions, the state government has guaranteed access to the State Secretariat and other government offices, the conditions that compelled its decision to right size have not been altered by the NLC’s campaign of economic and social sabotage.

In a statement signed and issue by Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication) Muyiwa Adekeyem,  which was made available to AljazirahNigeria in Kaduna, said that KDSG remains firmly committed to using all the resources it can generate to serve the interests of the majority of its citizens, putting the many ahead of the few.

Adekeyem added that the unlawful actions and reckless statements that define the NLC’s assault on the rights of the people of Kaduna State, are a needless exercise in futility.

Desperate actions undertaken by the NLC today include unlawful trespass on government facilities, and attempts to prevent officers from signing attendance registers.

Statement added that the State Executive Council also held its regular weekly meeting to discuss policy matters germane to the progress of the state and the welfare of its people.

In addition to shutting down electricity, the NLC has also shut healthcare access for several of our citizens. They have closed 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 centres in Kwoi, Turunku and other locations across the state.

Preventing patients from receiving treatment in public health facilities certainly does not qualify as a pro-people action.

The State Government is documenting all these violations of the Miscellaneous Offences Act and the Trade Union Act.

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 calm and vigilant.

He said the resort to coercion and the imposition of restraints on the personal freedom and comfort of citizens confirm that this is a campaign of sabotage, not an industrial action. 

According to the statement, KDSG welcomes the visit by the leaders of the Trade Union Congress who met with our Head of Service, Bariatu Y. Mohammed, this morning. Hajiya Bariatu commended the constructive attitude of the TUC delegation led by Barrister Musa Lawal, its Secretary-General.

The Head of Service also disclosed that all officers from GL 14 upwards are expected at their duty posts as usual.

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