Teachers in Nasarawa Begin Strike

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The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Nasarawa State Chapter, has gone on an indefinite strike, over the payment of its salaries in percentages by the various Local Government Areas in the state.

The Chairman of the union, Nasarawa State, Comrade Jatau Francis, spoke to newsmen during a peaceful rally held in Lafia, which was to mark the beginning of the strike on Monday, where he said the strike has been long overdue.

Francis explained that since January 2015, teachers in the state have been receiving their salaries on percentage, which has made it extremely difficult for them to live day to day.

He also complained about the previous payments made in percentages, saying they did not help the needs of teacher sin state, therefore bringing the need for the government to clear all outstanding payments of salaries.

“Government started paying 80 per cent salaries, later they moved to 50 per cent salaries and now we are receiving 25 per cent of our salaries. This is wickedness,” he said.

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