The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has drawn the eye of Nigerians and the worldwide group to a different spherical of mass sack of staff within the state and native authorities civil service.
The union famous that the mass sack of the workforce has the potential of worsening the delicate peace and safety state of affairs within the state.
A press release by the President, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Comrade Jonathan Asake, recalled that previous to the 2015 common elections, there was little question that the Southern Kaduna Individuals noticed in Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai a person that was able to entrenching justice, equity and fairness to all teams, including that there was little question that he represented a beacon of hope for the state going by his strong campaigns throughout the state.
The assertion lamented that little marvel, opposite to the standard lower than 10 per cent votes often garnered by the opposition occasion since 1999, Mallam Elrufai secured 40 % of the votes from Southern Kaduna in 2015.
The assertion regretted that since assuming energy, governor Nasiru el-Rufai has refused to do what he promised, as an alternative, he has advanced deliberate insurance policies and packages geared toward impoverishing the state, short-changing, oppressing, suppressing and dehumanizing the individuals of Southern Kaduna.
In line with the assertion, “Governor El-Rufai’s model of management since he grew to become governor has been to dismantle all buildings that ensured stability, justice, sense of equity, inclusiveness and unity in areas resembling political appointments, provision of social facilities, infrastructural growth, he has solely embarked in selling divisiveness amongst our peace-loving communities amongst others.”
Comrade Asake noticed that earlier than El-Rufai grew to become governor, he met a situation the place the differences had been effectively managed by his predecessors for peace, progress, growth and harmonious coexistence, stressing that Mallam Elrufai couldn’t guarantee continuity with the cherished custom however has continued to govern their diversities and brought on unprecedented divisions among the many individuals of the state alongside the faultlines of faith, ethnicity, political occasion affiliation, amongst many others.
He added, “Greater than anything, governor el-Rufai has maintained an adversarial disposition towards the individuals of the state, with group and spiritual leaders of Southern Kaduna extraction changing into his essential targets of verbal warfare and interrogations. With none proof, he described Southern Kaduna leaders as “bigots and battle entrepreneurs”, whereas sending a few of our revered monarchs, elders and the clergy to jail on trump-up expenses and unsubstantiated claims.”
In line with Comrade Asake, “All through his first tenure there was such excessive stage of insecurity within the state to the extent that revered Southern Kaduna monarchs had been killed and others kidnapped, and had been solely launched after the fee of heavy ransom. The Adara chiefdom was not solely Balkanized after the brutal assassination of the Agwom Adara in 2019, however their elders had been additionally detained on trump-up expenses for over 100 days.
“El-Rufai can also be obsessive about destroying different conventional establishments in Southern Kaduna by balkanizing and renaming chiefdoms unsolicited and in an insulting method. He additionally created emirates the place the tradition, traditions and spiritual practices of majority of the individuals affected are usually not in any method associated to the emirate system.”
He famous that in 2017, Mallam Elrufai launched into retrenchment of no fewer than 21,000 academics, 1000’s extra within the civil service, declaring that the majority of those those who had been sacked, and others compelled to go on voluntary retirement are but to be paid their entitlements nearly 6 years after they had been compelled out.
SOKAPU stated it considered the present mass sack as not solely inhuman however a deliberate and orchestrated plan aimed on the additional impoverishment of Kaduna residents, having witnessed the mass travails imposed on beforehand sacked staff which can be but to be paid their entitlements.
“We additionally imagine that the present train of sacking civil servants quantities to a calculated and callous act of mischief, heartlessness and wickedness that’s set to destroy the general public and Civil Service within the state, and subjugate all the pieces below the whims and caprices of the governor. We conclude right here that there’s extra to this train than meets the attention,” the assertion noticed.
It condemned the present sack of 4,000 native authorities staff throughout the state and against any deliberate sack of civil servants which can be 50 years and above and the deliberate casualization of public sector staff from grade stage six down.
It known as on the affected staff to resort to authorized possibility and problem what it known as, “this gross injustice unleashed on them by the state authorities.”
It known as on all women and men of excellent conscience, the Civil Society Organizations, NGOs, the Worldwide Group and all these which can be dedicated to justice and truthful play to not permit these injustices attributable to the administration of el-Rufai to go unchallenged however to hitch different voices towards the present mass sack of the Kaduna state staff.
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