The Kaduna State government says it remained firmly committed to using all the resources generated to serve the interests of the majority of its citizens by putting many ahead of the few.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye says 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.
The statement says Kaduna State government condemned unlawful actions by the NLC and urges residents to stay calm.
According to the statement, the desperate actions undertaken by the NLC today include unlawful trespass on government facilities, and attempts to prevent officers from signing attendance registers.
It explains that, despite actions of the NLC , the state government has guaranteed access to the State Secretariat and other government offices.
“KDSG intends to continue running its operations in the service to the people, despite the futile efforts of the NLC to impede it”
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 by closing 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.
“The Kaduna State Government has said that the conditions that compelled its decision to rightsize have not been altered by the NLC’s campaign of economic and social sabotage”
“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”