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Akwa Ibom State Teachers Call Off Strike



Akwa Ibom State Teachers Call Off Strike

Akwa Ibom teachers call off strike


The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Akwa Ibom chapter, has suspended the strike embarked on by teachers in public primary and secondary schools across the state after reaching an agreement with the government.

NUT chairman Mr. Edet Emenyi and Secretary, Mr. Victor Amirize announced the strike suspension in a statement issued on Sunday, March 20, in Uyo, saying it was suspended after negotiations between the government team led by Gov. Udom Emmanuel and the leadership of NUT, Emenyi.

Recall that teachers in the state had on March 15, declared an indefinite strike over the non-payment of leave grant from 2017 and non-payment of the 7.5 percent contributory pension refunds to members among other demands.

The statement stated that the government has agreed to begin immediate payment of leave grants from 2017 and 2018. The NUT said that the government had also resolved to begin payment of one-month minimum wage arrears to primary schools teachers.

The NUT directed teachers in primary and secondary schools to resume normal academic activities from March 21. (NAN)

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