• PDP backs teachers’ strike in Kaduna
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 10, 2018
The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, says it is in support of the current indefinite strike by public school teachers in Kaduna State.
The State Chairman of PDP, Mr Felix Hyat made the declaration in a statement today faulting the state government on its threat to sack teachers that joined the strike. He stressed that strike is “a legal means for all civil servants to seek redress on the injustice presently meted out on them.
According to the PDP chairman, the sack of the teachers was callous, insensitive and meant to increase the level of unemployment and poverty in the state. He said the incessant sack of civil servants in the state, if allowed to continue unabated, would definitely lead to high rate of crime and would dampen the morale of civil servants.
The PDP chairman also accused the state government of undertaking “fictitious projects and consultancy contracts’’ with no bearing or direct impact on the masses. According to the chairman, the PDP would “reinstate all unjustly sacked civil servants’’ if elected in 2019.
The state government had said the sack of teachers and other civil servants was part of ongoing reforms in the civil service.