Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Unpaid salaries: NUT threatens indefinite nationwide strike •What each state owes; Benue leads with 12 months arrears

By News Express on 02/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 779

•NUT National President, Comrade Michael Olukoya
•NUT National President, Comrade Michael Olukoya

The leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to declare indefinite strike action in all states owing teachers backlog of salaries. 

Speaking at the 2018 Solemn Assembly of the union on Thursday in Abuja, NUT National President, Comrade Michael Olukoya lamented many states governments were owing teachers for several months.

He said the strike would be announced after gathering situation report from the states.

The Solemn Assembly is held annually to kick-start NUT's activities in the New Year and was observed with prayer sessions to seek the hand of God to end incessant killings and maiming across the country.

Prayers were also held for the nation’s economic recovery, political stability, religious tolerance improvement in the security of lives and property across the nation.

Olukoya was bitter about the attitude of some of the state governments to the welfare of teachers, urged those owing teachers to pay them promptly or have their schools shutdown.

He gave the names of the states owing teachers salary as: Benue (12 months), Nasarawa (26 months half salaries), Taraba (6 months), Ondo (4 months), Kwara (2 months), Abia (5 months primary, secondary 7 months), Ekiti (9 months primary, 5 months secondary), Kaduna (5 months primary, 5 months secondary), Delta (5 months primary, 5 months secondary), Osun (primary and secondary, 28 months),  Oyo (1 month) and Bayelsa (7 months primary, 3 months secondary).

He also condemned the sacking of over 21,000 primary school teachers in Kaduna State on account of the "spurious claim that the teachers could not score up to 75 percentage in a competency test that was conducted by the state government without recourse to the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria."

He said: “We are dismayed over this show of impunity and lack of respect for the rule of law.” 

He called on the Kaduna State government to rescind its decision.

The NUT boss also said that there was the need to review the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years.

He also opposed the transfer of the funding and management of primary education to Local Government Councils in the name of granting autonomy to the councils.

The union further condemned the hardship being experienced by retired teachers in some states where they were glaringly denied their pension and gratuity for years after rendering meritorious service to the nation.

It, however, commended the state governments that have regularly paid salaries and allowances of teachers to continue in their good works.

Source News Express

Posted 02/02/2018 05:32:12 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Ahaneku takes over as UNIZIK’s new VC

Kaduna Electric alerts public on recruitment scam

DSS invasion of judges’ homes an affront to...

Power-solutions theme draws largest-ever entries in NLNG’s Science...

National Assembly and the budget process, By Emmanuel...

IGP cautions officers against bribery, human rights violation...

Market capitalisation drops by N72bn at the Nigerian...

Varsities’ Non-Academic Unions mobilise for strike

Ekiti Guber: Police shoot ex-lawmaker at Fayemi's rally...

U.S. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield visits Nigeria, Kenya

Kogi Gov assures prompt payment of workers’ salaries...

Buhari orders reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides


Latest News Zinox Boss to FG: Use technology to eradicate corporate debtors, boost economy •Explains how it can be done Hundreds of Nigerian troops still missing after Boko Haram attack on base Robbers write Lagos communities, says ‘expect us soon’ Imo dep gov’s impeachment: God forgive us for making Okorocha gov — Umeh How Ekiti governorship election was won and lost Innoson heads to Supreme Court as Appeal Court rules GTB appeal can be heard Abeokuta Flood: Amosun warns against indiscriminate building of houses, dumping of refuse Alleged forgery of NYSC certificate: HEDA petitions IGP, seeks investigation of Finance Minister APC: Taking over Delta State in 2019 is not negotiable Adamawa Govt. orders removal of Dankwambo's presidential campaign billboard Reps’ panel to meet Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari on Abacha loot Saraki urges U.S. to take its rightful place in trade, investment in Nigeria


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (361,097 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (357,866 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,150 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (234,790 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (213,978 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,228 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,004 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (167,995 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,055 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,325 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,246 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,543 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,341) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (886) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,129) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,156) Opinion (1,021) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,572) Religion (783) Sports (1,609) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera