Nationwide Strikes: Workers Ignore Labour Directives in Kano
In Kano, the nationwide strike action called by the organised labour met a setback, as workers in the state ignored the directive. Federal government workers, all reported to their various places of work at Audu Bako Secretariat, Federal
Government Secretariat at about 8:30 am.
When visited, workers were seen in their respective offices, while others were seen within the premises in groups discussing about the strike. Similarly, all commercial banks, markets and motor parks had all opened for business in the state. As at the time of filing this report, traders at the two major markets in Sabon Gari and Kantin Kwari had opened their shops for business as directed by the National President of the Harmonised Traders Union of Nigeria, Alhaji Bature Abdulaziz.
Abdulaziz had on Monday called on traders across the country to ignore the planned strike by the labour unions. At the First Bank of Nigeria, Kano main branch, workers were also seen going about their normal schedules. One of the staffs of the bank, who spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity, described the strike as unnecessary, adding that majority of Nigerians were not in support of it. “This strike is a failure as most Nigerians are not in support of it,” he said.
Also, primary and secondary schools as well as other higher institutions in the state had opened. However, in Bayero University Kano, some lecturers had joined the strike, while others continued with their work.