NUT issues 21-day ultimatum to Abia to pay 15-years salary arrears

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The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has given the Abia State Government 21 days to clear the 15 months salary arrears of both primary and secondary school teachers in the state.

This was contained in a letter made available to newsmen in Umuahia and signed by the National President of the NUT, Dr Nasir Idris, and the Secretary General, Dr Mike Ene.

In the letter, titled, ‘Plight of Teachers in Abia State,’ the NUT accused the state government of persistently dishonouring agreements reached with the state wing of the union, a development it said had made life miserable for teachers in the state.

The union decried the plight of teachers in Abia State, demanding an immediate defrayment of other allowances owed secondary and basic school teachers in the state.

Meanwhile, the state leadership of the NUT and its branches at the local government level held joint meetings on December 16 , 17 , 2020 in Umuahia on the way forward .

Similar meetings were held with the local government education authorities at various branches of the union .

A source privy to the meetings disclosed that one of the options being weighed by the teachers to press home their demands was indefinite strike .

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The source said the union had in the interim directed members to continue to be law abiding and await further directives at the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum.

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