NUT Asks Teachers To Shun Classrooms In 10 States
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has ordered its members not to resume in the 10 states that have yet to pay the backlog of salaries owed them.
This instruction was handed down by the General-Secretary of the union, Mike Ike-Ene, in Abuja on Monday.
Ike-Ene listed the states to include: Abia, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo.
He lamented the situation, describing the states as chronic debtors in spite of the Paris Club Refund they got from the federal government.
“Abia owes primary school teachers four months and secondary school teachers one month, Adamawa; two months to primary school teachers and one month to secondary,” he said.
“Others are Bayelsa; seven and half months to primary school teachers and four and half months to secondary, Benue owes 12 months to primary school teachers and seven months to secondary.
“Ekiti owes eight months to primary school teachers and five months to secondary, Kogi; three months to primary school teachers and three months to secondary.
“Taraba; six months to primary school teachers, Delta; four months to primary school and one month to secondary. Kwara and Ondo owe teachers three and four months’ salary arrears of 2016 respectively.