‘Strike continues’ — teachers shun Obaseki’s order on resumption

‘Strike continues’ — teachers shun Obaseki’s order on resumption


Public Primary school teachers in Edo State have vowed to shun February 1, 20121 proposed resumption date for all schools order by the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.


The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the State gave the advice on Wednesday in a statement in which it stated that indefinite strike action subsists.

Edo State Chairman and Moni Mike Modesty Itua, the Assistant Secretary General of the union, Pius Okhueleigbe signed the statement, cited an enlarged meeting of the State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) which resolved that the indefinite strike started on the 18th of January, 2021 must continue.

The union, however, unanimously agreed that dialogue/negotiation between Edo State Government and the union should continue while the strike persists.

Recall that the union had on January 12, 2021 directed all primary school teachers and school heads to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from January 18, 2021.

Reacting to the Government’s request to suspend the strike, the union noted that the state government has not demonstrated any reasonable commitment to resolve the issues presented to it.

But the State government had in a statement, signed by Derby Enakhimion, the Permanent Secretary, establishments for Edo State, Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, appealed to the union to suspend the ongoing strike and give considerable time to create opportunity for government to dialogue with it with a view to resolving the issues.

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