NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS, NUT, EDO STATE CHAPTER BRANCH DIRECTS ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS HEAD TEACHERS IN THE STATE TO EMBARK ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM JANUARY 18 2021
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 14, 2021
The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Edo State Cahpter, has directed all primary school teachers and school heads in the State to embark on an indefinite strike from January 18, 2021.
The Union’s directive on Wednesday was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its enlarged State Wing Executive Council, SWEC, meeting in Benin.
The communiqué signed by the Edo State Chairman of NUT, Pius Okhueleigbe, the Assistant Secretary General, Mike Itua and three others states that its decision to embark on an indefinite strike is as a result of the failure of the Edo State Government to meet its ten point demands.
It notes that the strike ordered is sequel to the expiration of the twenty-one-day and fourteen day ultimatums earlier given to State Government.
It expresses dismay over the glaring and persistent non-challant attitude of the State Government for not initiating attempts of meeting with the Union during the period of the ultimatums.
The aggrieved teachers urged all Parents and Guardians to keep their children and wards away from the public primary schools across the Edo State, throughout the period of the indefinite strike.