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No going back on the strike- NUT

21 September 2012, 10:19

Lagos - Mr Samson Idowu, Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers, Lagos State Chapter, said on Thursday that teachers in the state would begin a strike on Monday.

Idowu said the teachers would go on strike over the refusal of the government to pay them 27.5 per cent Teachers Peculiar Allowance.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  at the end of a meeting, that the state government had not responded to the demands of the union.

``As at today (Thursday), we have not received any positive response from the government and the strike goes on," he said.

Idowu said the union gave the government enough time to respond to its demand without any positive response.

He said the union had dispatched a directive to all its members asking them to stay at home from Monday.

The chairman said the payment of the allowance was approved in 2008 and that 17 states in the country had implemented it. 



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