NUT suspends strike as Bayelsa doles out N300 million

The Bayelsa state government has released the sum of N300 million
augment payment of primary school teachers in the Local Government
Areas of the State.
Consequently, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT, Bayelsa State Wing)
has therefore suspend the ongoing strike action with immediate effect.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Chairman of the State Wing of
NUT, Kalaama John Tonpre and Secretary, Johnson Hector, expressed
appreciation to the state government for its gesture, as it would go a
long way in alleviating their plight.
Others who endorsed the statement are the Chairmen of 5 LGAs,
including the Vice Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of
Nigeria (ALGON) in the state, Kuroghofa Walter Benwari and its
Secretary, Ebiango Egain.
The resolution to stop the strike, the union said, was reached after
exhaustive deliberations between the various LGAs and Executives of
the NUT in Yenagoa.
According to the statement, the NUT expressed appreciation to the
state government for its financial assistance and resolved that, the
local government councils were to facilitate the payment of the
February, 2017 salaries to teachers.
The statement further stated that no teacher would be victimised by
any local government council in the state for participating in the
industrial action, adding that other issues raised by the NUT would be
subsequently addressed.
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