NUT directs striking teachers to shun Obaseki’s directive

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Nationnewslead reports that The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Edo State Wing, has directed striking primary school teachers to shun the February 1 resumption date by the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration.

Edo NUT, on Wednesday in Benin, in a statement by its Chairman, Pius Okhueleigbe, and Assistant Secretary-General, Mike Itua, asked the teachers to remain at home, pending when their demands, including regular payment of salaries, allowances and other welfare matters, are met.

NUT on January 12 directed primary school teachers and school heads to embark on an indefinite strike from January 18.



The union on Wednesday said Obaseki’s administration had not demonstrated any reasonable commitment to resolve the issues presented to it.

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Head of Service Anthony Okungbowa earlier yesterday in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Establishments, Derby Enakhimion, pleaded with the leaders of NUT to suspend the strike and give considerable time to create opportunity for the government to enter into a dialogue with them, with a view to resolving the issues.



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