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

Following the union’s emergency meeting of the State Wing Standing Committee, (SWSC) which was conducted in Abuja on Friday, a communiqué was released that included the directive.

Mr.lbukun Adekeye, the state publicity secretary, Ms. Margaret Jethro, the state
secretary, and State Chairman Abdullahi Shafas all signed the communiqué.

In addition, the union threatened to include secondary school teachers in the walkout starting on January 22 if primary school teachers’ demands were not satisfied by 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.

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