The administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai has thrown 177 youth out of job. The sacked 177 youth who cut across the 23 local government areas of the state were engaged by the immediate past PDP administration of Mukhtar Ramaran Yero in February 2015 under “Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law Enforcement Agency (KASTELEA)”
The affected youths Wednesday stormed the premises of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) State Council with placards reading different inscription, to protest the termination of their appointments, which they described as unfair and anti youth employment.
The termination letter made available The Union with ref. no. KDS/TELEA/GS/OO3/ VOL.1/53, and dated 3rd July 2015 was signed by Director Admin and Finance Hauwa Y. Othman. The letter stated that “you will recall the temporary appointment offered you back to dated 27 February, 2015 and to draw your attention to the fact that government no longer need your services”. Spoke person of the youth numbering over 50 said they have been on training since February with monthly salary of N18-28 depending on their level of qualifications.
Aliyu and other victims in Sabon Gari, Chikun and Kaduna North seriously the lamented the action of the governor adding that some of them were doing something’s to earn living for their families and dependants before engaged into the Agency, and wondered how they could regain them.
They, therefore, appealed to the governor to reverse the termination since they had been trained as environmentalist so as to reduce youth unemployment and social vices in the state. They expressed displeasure over the governor’s action, saying he was working against the change anticipated from the ruling APC.