By Bisi Olaniyi, Benin
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Edo State chapter, has directed all primary school teachers and school heads in the South-south states to embark on an indefinite strike from January 18 this year.
The union’s directive on Wednesday was contained in a communique issued at the end of its enlarged State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) meeting in Benin.
The communique was signed by Edo Chairman of NUT, Pius Okhueleigbe, the Assistant Secretary-General, Mike Itua, and three others.
Edo NUT stated that its decision to embark on an indefinite strike was as a result of the failure of the Edo state government to meet its 10-point demands.
It noted that the strike ordered was a sequel to the expiration of the 21-day and 14-day ultimatums earlier given to Godwin Obaseki’s administration.
The communique read in part: “All public primary school-heads and teachers in the 18 local government areas of Edo State should unfailingly…