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Strike: El-Rufai Orders Dismissal Of Kaduna Varsity Lecturers

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday announced the dismissal of Kaduna State University’s lecturers who join other workers on strike in the state.

He made this known in a press statement by his media aide, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday, titled, ‘KDSG will not tolerate criminal acts disguised as industrial action’.

Part of the statement 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 Government 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.”

Recall that El-Rufai on Tuesday announced the dismissal of all nurses below level 14 in the state.

El-Rufai took the decision following the report that nurses in Barau Dikko Teaching hospital disconnected oxygen from a two-day-old baby in an incubator on Monday, May 17, 2021, when they joined the NLC strike.