Strike: El-Rufai fires all nurses below level 14 in Kaduna

Kaduna State State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday announced the dismissal of all nurses below level 14 in the state.

The governor’s action conveyed in a statement by his spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye is coming amid the ongoing strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress to compel the government rescind the mass sack of workers

Governor El-Rufai’s decision to sack the nurses is linked to a tweet he made earlier when he stated that Barau Dikko Teaching hospital had reported that nurses disconnected oxygen from a two-day-old baby in an incubator on Monday, May 17, 2021, when they joined the NLC strike.

El-Rufai said, “Apart from referring the nurses involved to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution, the government also announced the dismissal of all nurses below Grade Level 14 for the illegal strike.”

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“The Ministry of Health has been directed to advertise vacancies for the immediate recruitment of new nurses to replace those dismissed.

“The government has directed all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies to submit their attendance registers to the Head of Service while Kaduna State University should submit same to the Secretary to the State Government and the Commissioner of Education.”

According to the statement, the salaries that could have been paid to the dismissed nurses will be given as extraordinary occupational allowances to the health workers who are at their duty posts to fill the gaps of those absconding from duty.

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