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Teachers threaten to go on strike

More than 9,000 teachers have allegedly been pencilled down for dismissal by the government,

Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Audu Amba, state Chairman of the union, made this known in an interview with newsmen on the side line of the emergency meeting of the NUT National Executive Council, held in Kaduna.

Amba said the union had exhausted all areas of dialogue with the state government, without getting any positive response.

According to him, more than 9,000 teachers have been pencilled down for dismissal by the government,

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He said that the state government had failed to settle the Leave Transport Grant (LTG) of primary school teachers since 2015 even though it had been deducted from their salaries.

“ So if the payment of this LTG is not made we have no option but to go on strike“ he said.

He also said that many teachers had not been paid for over three months, and also accused the government of neglecting primary school teachers when it comes to promotion.

“Verification exercise have being conducted since June 2015 but the government has come up with a list of 9,000 workers awaiting dismissal which we kicked against.

“ Despite letters of reminders; I have written to remind every quarter in order for payment to be effected but to no avail.”

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Amber said the union would continue to press for the return of teachers salary payment to the state Universal Education Board.

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