Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on January 23, 2018
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna says the state has secured a major victory for public education by defeating an indefinite strike by the Nigerian Union of Teachers , without recalling any of the sacked teachers.
This was his first public comment on the strike by members, who were joined by the Nigerian Labour Congress.
He quickly added that he will not dwell on the delight of removing the trade union obstacle to forge better standards in the education sector.
El-Rufai spoke today at a meeting with the twenty three local government administrators and their education secretaries in Kaduna.
The governor’s statement at the meeting was conveyed by his spokesperson Samuel Aruwan, who is the SSA on Media and Publicity to the Governor.
Malam El-Rufai observed that the difficulty in securing decent accommodation in rural areas has led to an over-concentration of teachers in urban centres. He said the Ministry of Education will provide designs for construction buildings with at least six flats for teachers and a bungalow for head-teachers in rural schools.