Abia State Government calls on Nigeria Union of Teachers to return to class

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John Okiyi Kalu

Abia State Government has called on members of the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT, to avoid being used by political detractors and return to class immediately.

In a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said primary and junior secondary school teachers have received up to November 2020 salary with only December outstanding.

He also informed that the state government paid 3 months salary to secondary school teachers in December 2020, as part of efforts to clear backlogs owed them with a promise to pay at least another 2 months in January 2021.

Chief Okiyi urged members of NUT in the state to avoid being used by political detractors who, according to him, are looking for where to anchor after being silenced by the unprecedented efforts of Government to boost the infrastructure stock of the state with over 62 additional completed and ongoing road projects.

He expressed surprise that after successful negotiations with the local and national leaders of the NUT, the teachers were yet to return to the classroom.