Breaking: NUT shuts down schools in FCT as teachers proceed on strike


The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has directed its members across the six area councils to proceed on an industrial strike from today, September 11.

The Union gave directives for the strike, following an emergency meeting of the State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) held at Teachers’ House in Gwagwalada.

It was learnt that the teachers called for the strike over non-payment of 25 months’ salary arrears and the non-implementation of a 40 per cent peculiar allowance by the council chairmen.

“The SWEC in-session resolved to direct all primary school teachers to embark on an infinite strike action from Monday, September 11, 2023,” the communique issued at the end of the meeting reads in part.

The communique, which was jointly signed by the NUT State Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi and Secretary, Margaret F. Jethro, added that the council chairmen had also failed to pay other outstanding allowances.

They said these included non-implementation of promotion arrears, non-upgrading of concerned teachers, non-implementation of annual increments, non-implementation of promotion letters released for teachers, among others.