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Nasarawa Teachers Begin Indefinite Strike Over Part Salary Payment

Posted: Jan 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Michael David, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Chapter of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has embarked on an indefinite strike over percentage payment of salaries to its members.

The state’s Chairman of the union, Comrade Titi Jatau, disclosed this to Newsmen in Lafiaon Thursday immediately after the state executive council meeting of the union.

He said that the strike was mandatory to its members due to the inability of the state government to respond to the 21-days ultimatum by the union which expired on Wednesday 27.

The Chairman said, “apart from the half payments of their salaries for many months now, other grievances include; non-payment of January 2015 salaries arrears, lack of promotion, and lack of teaching aid in schools.

“Since January 2015, the government has not supplied chalks and instructional materials to primary schools across the state.”

He said since 2015, the government stopped supplying chalks and other materials for teaching adding, “how would teachers teach effectively in these circumstances.’

He also urged the state government to reinstate all primary schools in the state to the state Universal Basic Education Boards (UBEB).

“The state government should remove all our activities from the local government areas and return it to the state UBEB,” he stressed.

The Chairman said that the strike was not aimed at sabotaging the efforts of the government, but to press home their demands.