A labourer deserves his wages says the Holy Book.

Teachers in Nigeria are no longer waiting to get to heaven before they get their reward, they are demanding for their entitlements now!

They have threatened to embark on a strike action if defaulting state governors fail to clear salary arrears of its members.

The national president of the union, Michael Olukoya, said this in Abuja at the solemn assembly organised by the union.

Olukoya listed the states owing salary arrears to include Abia, Bayelsa, Benue, Ekiti, Kwara, Ondo, Taraba, Delta, Kaduna, Osun, Nasarawa, Oyo and Kogi.

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“The leadership of the NUT wishes to again express our displeasure over continued nonpayment of salaries and allowances of primary and secondary school teachers in several states across the country.

“In spite of our earlier call on all defaulting states to pay up the backlogs of salaries and allowances owed teachers to galvanise effective academic activities in our schools.

“We shall embark on strike on two things and on two occasions, one is on non-payment of salaries and two is the decay in the laboratories in schools.

The president also condemned the recent sack of over 21,000 primary school teachers by Kaduna State Government.

He said the sack was done without recourse to the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, an agency mandated to regulate and control teaching profession in the country.

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