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Teachers defy strike in Sokoto, Kaduna states

28 September 2012, 16:01

Sokoto -   The strike embarked upon by teachers in some parts of the country is not in force in Sokoto and Kaduna States, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The teachers are demanding among others, payment of arrears of Teachers' Salaries Scale and enhancement allowances approved by the authorities.

In Sokoto State, Alhaji Bello Danyaro, the Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers ( NUT), said on Friday that  teachers in the state were not on strike.

Danyaro told the News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) in Sokoto that ``all our teachers are in their various schools, discharging their primary assignments''.

He said there was no directive from the national secretarial of the union for teachers in the state to go on strike on any issue.

A NAN correspondent, who visited some schools in Dange-Shuni, Wamakko, Kware and Yabo local government areas of the state reported that academic activities were going on.

In Kaduna State, the Director of Social Mobilisation, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Malam shuaib Dabo, said teachers in  Kaduna were not participating in the action.

He told NAN on Friday in Kaduna that the state did not owe teachers any outstanding arrears, hence no need for such strike.

He said the state government had implemented fully the 27 per cent increment on their salaries.

Dabo reiterated the commitment of the state government toward improving the education sector for the development of the people.

The state Chairman of the NUT, Mr Audu Amba, said teachers were partnering with the state government to uplift the standard of education.

‘’We have no cause to embark on the strike because the state government has settled the 27 per cent arrears since the inception of the programme two years back.’’



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