The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has commended the Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) for its proposed strike over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the State.
The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), had yesterday directed its member to commence indefinite strike beginning Monday, Jan. 8, over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the State.
Reacting to the development, Sani said he was in support of the move, adding that it is the moral and constitutional duty of the Union to protect and defend the rights of its members. He advised the Union to stand firm and not be intimated.
Sani, in a post on Facebook wrote, “The Teachers strike in Kaduna State is a welcome development. I salute the courage of the Teachers Union and the NLC for this action. It’s your moral and constitutional duty to protect and defend the rights of your members.
“Never succumb to threats or blackmail. No genuine progressive will stand against the rights of unions to protest or go on strike. You overcame abuse of power in the past, this too shall come to pass. You fought bitterly to restore democracy to Nigeria.
“You must not be intimidated by the beneficiaries of your struggle. Power is transient. Stand firm in the defence of your ideals and principles.”