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Bayelsa teachers suspend strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Bayelsa chapter on Tuesday called off its two weeks strike following the payment of N300 million by the state government.

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson, Mr Iworiso Markson said in a statement, that the resolution to call-off the strike was reached after exhaustive deliberations between the local governments and executives of the NUT in Yenagoa.

“The agreement was between the chairmen of five local governments, including the vice-chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria in the state, Mr Kuroghofa Benwari and its Secretary, Mr Ebiango Egain”, he said.

The NUT Secretary in Bayelsa Mr Johnson Hector, while confirming the happening to journalists said that the N300 million paid by the state government was to augment salaries of primary school teachers in eight local government areas of the state.

Hector said the N300 million was for the February 2017 salary alone.

Recall that six months salaries of primary school teachers in the eight local government areas of the state, owed by the state government led to the industrial action.

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