The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has reacted to the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that has kept university students, including those studying at the Kaduna State University (KASU), at home since February this year.

While speaking during a radio programme, Gov. El-Rufai made a threat to the lecturers of the state-owned university who joined the industrial action. He noted that the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution briefed him that the school would resume but was later told that the school didn’t attend the strike. The governor added that he has asked for an investigation into the matter, and any teacher who collected salary but joined the strike would have to refund the money.

El-Rufai went further to say that the state university has no business with ASUU, stating that the body has an issue with the Federal Government and not the State Government. Also, he said that if things continue like this, he will sack all the defaulting lecturers and declare their positions vacant in the newspaper. The governor revealed that he had warned lecturers in the past after they did the same thing and wouldn’t take it lightly this time around.

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