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Kwara teachers begin strike over unpaid salaries

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kwara State has said that primary school teachers would embark on strike on Monday in protest against the non-payment of their four months’ salary arrears.

The Chairman of the union, Comrade Musa Abubakar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday, in Kaiama, Kaiama Local Government Area.

NAN reported that the strike action would begin just when schools were expected to resume from their first term holiday.

Abubakar said that the union could no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the state, following the non-payment of their four months’ salary arrears.

He said that the primary school teachers in the state had been loyal and dedicated to duty in spite of the failure of the government to pay them salaries for months.

“I want to believe they have tried. If the members of the National Assembly are not paid for four months, I doubt if you will see anybody in the red or green chambers. I recall that in Oyo State where they were not paid for just two months and some House of Assembly members did not going to work,” Abubakar said.

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