.as teachers / BNSG sign agreement to end strike in Abuja
The 9 month stand off between the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Benue State chapter which resulted in am industrial action which kept primary school pupils out of class room for nearly a year may have come to an amicable end.
According to information reaching atiterkula the NUT and the state government have reached an agreement to this effect.
The agreement was signed at NUT national secretariat in Abuja, between NUT Benue state and Benue state government .
Benue state government delegation at the NUT national secretariat was made up of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Education ministry and the Special Adviser to the governor on Local Government and Cheiftaincy Affairs, Prince Solomon Wombo; while NUT Benue state team was led by the union’s chairman, Comrade Godwin Aya, and NUT national president and his exco were witnesses to the agreement
With this agreement ,Barring any unforeseen circumstances. Benue Teachers who have been on strike for nine months ,are expected to return to class room early next week.
The agreement also included a protective clause that, government will not witch hunt any teacher and their salaries will all be paid as from next week.
It will be worthy to note that there has been no love lost between Benue teachers and the state government over the payment federal government agreed 18% minimum wage, resulting in one of Benue’s longest industrial action ever.