We will sack striking teachers – El-Rufai

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Governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has threatened to sack any teacher absent from duty.

The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), on Sunday directed its member to commence indefinite strike on Monday, Jan. 8, over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state.

El-Rufai, through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, in a statement said any strike embarked upon by the teachers would be considered illegal and would be treated as such.

“strike or no strike, nothing would derail the education reforms being implemented by the state government.

“The state would neither be blackmailed by the action of the teachers nor mortgage the future of two million primary school pupils.

” As an employer, the government has every right to determine who its employees are or can be, and the minimum qualifications they must possess.”