FCT: NUT directs primary school teachers to resume strike Jan. 15


The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Federal Capital Territory Wing, has directed primary school teachers in the territory to resume strike on January 15.

The directive was contained in a communique issued at the end of the union’s emergency meeting of the State Wing Standing Committee, SWSC, held in Abuja on Friday.

The communique was signed by State Chairman, Mr Abdullahi Shafas, State Secretary, Ms Margaret Jethro, and State Publicity Secretary, Mr Ibukun Adekeye.

The union also warned that teachers in secondary schools would join the strike from January 22 if the demands of the primary school teachers were not met before January 19, 2024.

Recall that the primary school teachers had embarked on an indefinite strike in September last year over the non-implementation of a 40 percent Peculiar Allowance and payment of 25 months minimum wage arrears, among other issues.


However, the strike was suspended for six weeks to allow for the resolution of the issues, following the intervention of the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike.

Wike also set up a six-man committee to look into the issues and recommend solutions.

The teachers are now worried that the six weeks have elapsed with nothing positive achieved, even though the committee had submitted its report.

“Saddened by the suffering of the teachers and the nonpayment of the aforementioned entitlements, the SWSC has no other option than to direct all primary school teachers in FCT to resume the suspended strike.

“The union, hereby, directs all FCT primary school teachers to resume the suspended strike action with effect from Monday, Jan. 15, till further notice.

“Parents are advised to keep their children and wards in primary schools safe at home,” the NUT said.

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