Sunday, November 23, 2014

NUT threatens to shut primary schools indefinitely if...

NUT's National President, Comrade Michael Olukoya

THE National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to direct its members to embark on a nationwide indefinite strike action if the proposed local government autonomy and scrapping of the State Joint Local Government Account sail through in the ongoing constitutional amendment.

NUT’s National President, Comrade Michael Olukoya, who briefed newsmen at the end of the NEC meeting at its headquarters in Abuja, insisted that granting of LG autonomy would lead to total collapse of primary education in Nigeria.

He urged the governors and members of State Houses of Assembly to stoutly resist the recommendation of the National Assembly in the recent proposed scrapping of the State Joint LG Accounts as contained in the Bill for an Act to further alter the provision of the 1999 Constitution.

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