Primary School Teachers in FCT Begins Strike Today


As Schools resume academic activities across the country, Teachers of Primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, have embarked on indefinite strike action over non-payment of the minimum wage.

In a briefing with newsmen, after an emergency meeting with the FCT Wing Executive Council of the (NUT), at the teachers house in Gwagalada, yesterday, acting  State Secretary of the NUT, Commrade Magaret Jethro, revealed that no teacher will resume classes until the new minimum wage is implemented.

She added that, the strike is a last option, after issuing out a seven-day ultimatum, and series of correspondence with the six area Council Chairman did not yield positive result.

“And it is in the light of the above that the union writes to notify all heads of Primary School teachers across the FCT of commencement of an indefinite strike action as from Monday, October 12, 2020, till such a time the new minimum wage is implemented,” she said.

Recall that the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, had last Thursday directed all schools to reopen for academic activities as from October 11, 2020, however, teachers under the umbrella of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) would begin strike action to press home their demand for the implementation of the minimum wage in their salary scale.

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