El-Rufai Faults ASUU Strike

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has outrightly condemned the joining of Kaduna State University, KASU in the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities’ nationwide strike action.

In a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, he stated that state university lecturers have trespassed by allying with the national union in the strike action.

“The Kaduna State Government is in receipt of communication
from the Kaduna State University, KASU branch of ASUU, confirming that the branch has joined the nationwide strike
because they are full members of the national union”, he said.

“This is unacceptable to the state government. It is an anomaly that employees can be on strike without declaring a dispute with their employer.

“It bears restating that Nigeria is a federation of states, and no trade union can alter this federal reality by imposing on an employer state government the terms that federal employees
have agreed with the Federal Government.

“The Kaduna State Government is not affected, or bound by
any dispute, disagreement or agreement ASUU may have with the Federal Government. As a sub-national entity, the Kaduna State Government is separate from the Federal Government of
Nigeria. The Constitution of Nigeria clearly attests to this.

“It is the considered view of the Kaduna State Government that the KASU branch of ASUU has embarked on an unlawful strike. Therefore, the Kaduna State Government is not liable
for salaries and allowances for the period of the unlawful strike.

“The government shall proceed to initiate the necessary disciplinary steps in accordance with Kaduna State Public Service Rules with respect to the individual acts of commission or omission of those that choose to join or persist
in an unlawful strike”, the statement added.

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  • September 16, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Is Nigeria a federal state before? when power is already concentrated.
    Is this how federalism is been practiced?
    I doubt if he understood what a federal state really is.

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