NUT threatens nationwide strike
Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to mobilise teachers in primary and secondary schools for a nationwide strike, over a list of demands.
The list of demands is to be complied by the union and presented to the presidency for immediate implementation.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, during this year’s World Teacher’s Day celebration with the theme: Valuing Teachers, Improving Their Status, NUT President, Michael Olukoya, described the current status of teachers as deplorable.
The union leader urged the Federal Government to involve professional teachers in its plan to employ 500,000 graduates.
“The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president and I are on the same page. It is time for us to take the bull by the horn. It is customary of us that after two weeks of celebration of World Teacher’s Day, we hold our meetings and we also call for situation report – state-by-state – pertaining to the demands of Nigerian teachers.
“If in two weeks we meet and nothing positive happens, do not wait for any other directive. We will call out Nigerian teachers for a strike.”