A defiant Kaduna State government has said the five-day warning strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), which began on Monday, will not distract it from its plan to ‘rightsize’ the civil service of the state.
The state government dismissed the strike and street protests as an attempt by labour union leaders to sabotage its policy but said the first day of the strike has not affected the operations of the government.
The state’s Head of Service, Bara’atu Mohammed, said this to journalists in Kaduna during a brief state executive council meeting on Monday.
Mrs Mohammed said the state government will not rescind the decison to sack civil servants that are not needed in the state.
Journalist Jamil Jamil Mabai in Kaduna has been telling us more about the strike.