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KWARA TEACHERS EMBARK ON STRIKE OVER NON-PAYMENT OF SALARY FOR FOUR MONTHS


The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kwara State has said primary school teachers in the state will embark on strike, today, in protest of the non-payment of their four months’ salary arrears.

Chairman of the union, Comrade Musa Abubakar, said, yesterday, in Kaiama, Kaiama Local Government Area of the state that the union could no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the state following the non-payment of their four months’ salary arrears.

“I want to believe they have tried. If the members of the National Assembly are not paid for four months, I doubt if you will see anybody in the red or green chambers.

“I recall in Oyo State; they were not paid for just two months and some House of Assembly members did not go to work.

“So, for us to have worked for four months without pay, I think the teachers have tried and that is why we told the government that we cannot guarantee any industrial harmony again.

“We cannot guarantee any teacher going to class from today to teach with an empty stomach except the problem is addressed,” Abubakar said.

He explained that the union would start a sit-at-home strike action beginning from today to press home its demand. He said workers from other sectors will soon join in the strike action in the spirit of solidarity.