FCT Teachers Declare Strike, Slam Wike

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will go on strike again starting Monday, January 15, 2024.

The strike decision was announced by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) FCT Wing.

The strike initially began in September 2023 to put pressure on authorities to implement a 40% Peculiar Allowance and resolve 25 months of unpaid minimum wage.

Although there was a temporary suspension in October when the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, formed a committee to investigate the issues, teachers feel that progress has been slow.

The NUT FCT Wing expressed disappointment with the lack of concrete results from the committee’s work in a communiqué after an emergency meeting.

“Despite meetings and reports,” the communique stated, “primary school teachers remain in a desperate situation, struggling with the rising cost of living while their rightful entitlements are withheld.”

The primary school teachers have stated that if their concerns are not resolved by January 19th, the secondary school teachers in the FCT will also go on strike starting January 22nd.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.