Kaduna State Governor Nasir El Rufai described the leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) who shut down the state as a result of his sack of about 20,000 civil servants in the state as bandits.
Their actions in the opinion of the Governor were equivalent to that of bandits terrorizing the state.
He also called for the firing of all nurses in the state below Grade Level 14 and lecturers of the Kaduna State University (KASU) for joining the five-day warning strike.
The Governor, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, lamented some nurses joined the unlawful strike and engaged in sabotage of some of its health facilities.
He alleged the nurses were implicated in the forceful discharge of patients in many health facilities.
The Governor declared the state will prosecute three nurses of Barau Teaching Hospital, who allegedly disconnected the oxygen supply of a two-day old baby in an incubator on Monday.
The Ministry of Health according to him, has been directed to advertise vacancies for immediate recruitment of new nurses to replace those dismissed.
The Governor also said any academic staff of Kaduna State University (KASU) that does not report for work will be dismissed.
The statement titled: “KDSG will not tolerate criminal acts disguised as industrial action” reads: “Today, the Kaduna State Government reviewed the sundry criminal actions that have defined the campaign of economic and social sabotage and lawlessness waged by the NLC.