The Federal Government has waded into ongoing strike and picketing in Kaduna State by the organised labour.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress(TUC) had embarked on a five-day warning strike that commenced on Monday over sack of 4000 workers by the Kaduna state government.
“We hope and also urge the Kaduna state governor not to escalate matters to such a level where it becomes uncontrollable.
“My ministry is wading into the matter and therefore calls on the warring parties to give peace a chance,” he said.
The minister also appealed to all workers on essential duties, including doctors and nurses not to join the strike.
He added that, importantly, I appeal to workers in critical sectors not to tamper with electrical or water installations so as not to bring more sufferings to the people of Kaduna state and the nation at large.
“This is because we have it on good authority, following complaints by the Minster of Power that workers have threatened to trigger a nationwide blackout by interfering or switching off the national grid,” Ngige said.(NAN)