overnor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has sworn to sack all of the Kaduna State College (KASU) lecturers in the event that they be part of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
The federal authorities has been on the negotiable desk with placing lecturers to name off the strike however no consequence but.
On Monday, labour unions commenced solidarity protests in some elements of the nation with ASUU.
Nonetheless, talking on a radio programme in Kaduna on Wednesday, El-Rufai advised the lecturers to return to lecture rooms with the intention to keep away from having their positions declared vacant, including that KASU lecturers had no cause to affix any strike.
In response to him, ASUU had an issue with the federal authorities, not the state authorities.
He mentioned, “The Appearing Vice Chancellor has assured me that they may resume, however I’ve requested them to seek out out if they really resumed work, as a result of I initially instructed that their wage be stopped. However I used to be later advised they didn’t be part of the strike, so I requested that it needs to be investigated and people who collected wage and joined the strike shall be requested to refund the wage.
“It’s because Nigeria’s legislation says ‘no work, no pay’. That is the legislation. So whoever joined the strike is not going to be paid a wage. Now we have been telling the KASU lecturers that they don’t have any downside with the State authorities. ASUU’s downside is with the Federal authorities. Subsequently, why will our employees who don’t have any issues with us be part of the strike?
“If this continues, I’ll get up someday to sack all of them, I swear to God. We are going to sack all of them and declare their positions vacant on the pages of newspapers. They as soon as did the identical factor and we gave them warning, now they repeated it. I’m solely ready to obtain the report from the commissioner for training. I swear to God, we are going to sack all people who joined the strike in the event that they refuse to renew work.”