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Abuja teachers down tools over unpaid allowances

Teachers in Local Education Authority (LEA) in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have embarked on a three-day warning strike over unpaid promotion arrears and allowances.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, Kuje Area Council Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Mohammed Ahmed, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

He said that the strike was called to press for the urgent payment of promotion arrears and allowances.

Ahmed said that the union began the strike on Wednesday after several efforts to get the council administration to pay the arrears and allowances failed.

“We have made several efforts and an agreement was reached with the area council on Jan. 8 for the payment of the promotion arrears.

“During the signing of the agreement, the council pledged that it would not default, but now the reverse is the case and we have no option than to call for the strike,” he said.

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