The Federal Capital Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has ordered the primary school teachers in the region to begin strike on January 15, News About Nigeria reports.
Following the union’s emergency meeting on Friday in Abuja, the State Wing Standing Committee (SWSC) directed its members in a communiqué to be ready for strike in two days.
News About Nigeria had reported that the primary school teachers had embarked on an indefinite strike in September 2023 over the non-implementation of a 40 percent peculiar allowance and payment of 25 months of minimum wage arrears, inter alia.
Recall that the union suspended the strike action for six weeks in 2023 following the intervention of the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike.
Wike then arranged for a six-man committee to resolve the issue for six weeks.
The prolonged silence from the committee led the union to come up with the decision to embark on a strike.
The official statement sent to its regional members was signed by stakeholders in the Wing.
The State Chairman, Mr. Abdullahi Shafas said, “Saddened by the suffering of the teachers and the nonpayment of the aforementioned entitlements, the SWSC has no other option than to direct all primary school teachers in FCT to resume the suspended strike.”
The union, however, warned that if their demands were not met on or before January 19, 2024, there was every possibility that the secondary school teachers would join the strike action on January 22 in the Federal Capital Territory.
The union sent its official statement to the members.