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Kaduna Strike: El-Rufai accuses NLC of ‘unlawful practice’

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The Kaduna State Government has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of unlawful actions and assaults on the rights of other people in the state as the labour union kicked off a 5-day warning strike.

Part of the unlawful activities levied against the NLC included shutting down electricity and healthcare access for several of the citizens of Kaduna State.

The government claimed NLC closed several hospitals and chased away the patients from General hospitals in Kawo, Tudun-Wada, Kafanchan, Giwa, Rigasa, Kakuri and Sabon Tasha.

NLC on Monday said it had undertaken the strike to protest against the Kaduna State government’s decision to disengage thousands of civil servants in the state and to correct the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for anti-people policies.

The Labour union mobilised people of interest to protest against the government and ground activities in the state.

Reacting to the labour union in a press statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye in Kaduna, the government insisted that it is on the right path with its decision.

According to the statement, the labour union’s strike is a “needless exercise in futility” and the state government 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.

The government added that it is committed to running the state operations to serve the people despite the strike action.

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