Presidential Support Coalition Initiative (PSCI) has called on both the government of Kaduna state and the organized Labour led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise restraint.
In a statement issued by its President, Amb. Ahmed Abdulazeez, the group said while the Labour might have genuine reason to embark on strike and stage protest, they should not be unmindful of the consequential suffering that people had been subjected to.
It said: ” already, all amenities including water board, electricity company, banks, airport and internal transportation have been grounded. The residents of course are at the mercy of this action.”
“At this point the Labour should know that it has made its point and that its now time to talk in order to spare the people of the state of the attendant suffering.”
It also called on the state government to soften its stand, adding that it was time for the Governor of the state, Ahmed El- Rufai to explain his policies better to the Labour.
It cautioned the state government against falling for the temptation to use state powers to suppress the protest.
It further called on the Federal Government to use its influence to bring the parties to the table for talks, given the unsavoury security dimension that the continuation of the protest could take.
The Group also called on the northern elites who are mostly residents of the state to take more than a passing interest in what was going on.
It called on them to take up roles in bringing both the state government and the organized labour to the table in order to amicably resolve this matter.