Strike: SMEs in Kaduna count losses, urges speedy resolution



 Operators of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Kaduna State have urged the state government to end the current industrial action by Labour unions the state as was negatively impacting  their businesses.

The News Agency of Nigeria () recalls that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)  Kaduna state chapter on Monday,   embarked on a five day warning strike to home demands over the sack of  civil servants the State.

Mr Ruphus Eke, a welder at Narayi lamented that his business had been grounded due to lack of electricity, explaining that using power generating set was not an option for his kind of profession.

“Although, the strike is well intended, the attendant consequences for some of us is unbearable.

“I completely incapacitated without electricity, so I at the mercy of the power company,” he lamented.

Mrs Irene Musa operates a beauty salon along office junction, Sabo told that her profit would not add , since she spent extra money on fuel to power her generator.

“I cannot afford to power the generator all day as such, some customers prefer where there is electricity.

“I want the government to come to agreement  with labour so that our businesses can thrive.”

Miss Esther Jacob operates a business center within the premises of Kaduna State University (KASU)  said she did not open as the  school has been closed.

“You can imagine happens to some of us that depend on our small earning to cater for personal and needs.

“I plead with the parties involved to come to a compromise so that people can  go about their normal businesses,” she added. ()