The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has drawn the eye of Nigerians and the worldwide neighborhood to a different spherical of mass sack of employees 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 scenario within the state.
An announcement by the President, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Comrade Jonathan Asake, recalled that previous to the 2015 basic elections, there was little doubt that the Southern Kaduna Folks 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 doubt that he represented a beacon of hope for the state going by his strong campaigns throughout the state.
The assertion lamented that little surprise, opposite to the standard lower than 10 per cent votes often garnered by the opposition get together 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 a substitute, he has advanced deliberate insurance policies and packages aimed toward impoverishing the state, short-changing, oppressing, suppressing and dehumanizing the folks of Southern Kaduna.
In accordance with the assertion, “Governor El-Rufai’s fashion of management since he turned governor has been to dismantle all buildings that ensured steadiness, justice, sense of equity, inclusiveness and unity in areas similar to 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 turned governor, he met a situation the place the differences had been nicely 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 control their diversities and brought on unprecedented divisions among the many folks of the state alongside the faultlines of faith, ethnicity, political get together affiliation, amongst many others.
He added, “Greater than the rest, governor el-Rufai has maintained an adversarial disposition in opposition to the folks of the state, with neighborhood and non secular leaders of Southern Kaduna extraction changing into his principal 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 costs and unsubstantiated claims.”
In accordance with Comrade Asake, “All through his first tenure there was such excessive degree 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 costs 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 non secular practices of majority of the folks 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, stating that the majority of those those that 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 seen 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 employees 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 underneath 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 employees 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 employees from grade degree six down.
It referred to as on the affected employees to resort to authorized choice and problem what it referred to as, “this gross injustice unleashed on them by the state authorities.”
It referred to as on all women and men of fine conscience, the Civil Society Organizations, NGOs, the Worldwide Group and all these which can be dedicated to justice and truthful play to not enable these injustices attributable to the administration of el-Rufai to go unchallenged however to affix different voices in opposition to the present mass sack of the Kaduna state employees.
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