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Nigeria’s Teachers may go on strike, Feb. 25

Teachers in primary and secondary schools in nine states of Nigeria (Edo, Delta, Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Kwara, Oyo and Ekiti) are set to embark on an ‘indefinite strike action’ from February 25, 2009 over the failure of the Nine State Governments to effect a 27.5% increase on their prevailing salaries.

 

Governor Bukola Saraki, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum

 

The Teachers organised under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) are piqued over the none implementation of  an agreement reached between the Nigeria Governors Forum and the NUT on August 6, 2008, whereby the nine State Governments agreed to implement the new enhanced Teachers salary structure (TSS) before January end, 2009.

 

The Teachers who met recently in Lagos are unhappy that ‘no state has attempted to implement the new salary structure’.

 

The NUT (WEST)  in a statement jointly signed by its Group Chairman, Mike Olukoya and Group Secretary, Olu Abiala, consequently  issued a 21 day ultimatum to the respective nine State Governments to commence implementation of the agreement or face a strike starting February 25, 2009.