Striking Teachers in Kwara Vow to Continue Despite Government’s Plea

NUT) Warns Against Unpaid Teachers’ Salaries

The Head of the Kwara state Civil Service, Hajia Sarah Omar, has appealed to striking primary school teachers in the state to end the four-month old action in the interest of the pupils.

She made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state had on Jan. 4 called out the teachers on an indefinite strike to press for the payment of their salary which had accrued for four months.
Omar, who claimed that the state government had engaged the teachers’ union in many dialogues over the impasse, expressed optimism that the issue would be resolved soon.

“You see, if one puts herself in the position of the teachers, for one to be working for close to four months without salaries, it is not a good experience.

“But, I will only pacify them, appeal to them to at least, have pity on the pupils that have been at home for the past four months.

“We have been talking to them; we have been appealing to them and I believe that very soon, the crisis will be resolved and they will be back to class”, she said.

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