Residents of Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema’a local government have appealed for an amicable resolution of the ongoing stand off between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Kaduna State Government.
The NLC on Monday embarked on a five day warning strike in Kaduna in protest against the state government’s alleged unlawful disengagement of some civil servants.
LEADERSHIP correspondent who went round Kafanchan metropolis observed full compliance with the strike directive by schools, hospitals, Filling Stations and banks.
At the General Hospital, Kafanchan, a patient, Lami Dauda said she was turned back at the entrance after showing up to keep an appointment with a doctor.
Dauda said the strike action, if not resolved, will bring untold hardship on the people who are already struggling to survive.
“As you can see, they are telling people to go back home. I was supposed to see doctor today for a follow up on my ailment.
“People will suffer and may even lose their lives if something is not done to quickly resolve this problem,” she said
Another resident, Ezekiel Sunday, noted that the disruption in critical services such as water and electricity has come at a heavy cost for his laundry business.
Sunday called on the NLC and the state government to try to find a common ground in order to resolve the dispute amicably.
On his part, Musa Saleh, said having economic activities grounded for a week could spell doom for the state, hence the need for both parties ‘to work out something now’.