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Lagos teachers vow to go on strike again unless…

Lagos The NUT in Lagos State has vowed to embark on a fresh round of strike on September 1, unless the government meets its demands for the enhanced Teachers Salary Structure (TSS).

Mr Jamiu Idris, the Secretary of the Lagos Chapter of the NUT, made the declaration while speaking with newsmen in Lagos, yesterday.

He reiterated that the union was determined to embark on the strike on September 1, if the government failed to address the issue.

Idris said the national headquarters of the NUT had on July 3 warned that state governments which had yet to implement the salary structure stood the risk of having a teachers’ strike to contend with.

“We have told the Lagos State Government that this month is the deadline for the implementation of the TSS.

“The Deputy Governor, Mrs Sarah Sosan, who doubles as the Commissioner for Education, told us two weeks ago that government was working toward meeting the demand.

“We want to believe her that the government will beat the deadline,” he said.

Idris called on well-meaning citizens of Lagos to prevail on the state government to implement the TSS on time so as to avert the impending strike.

He said that public school teachers in the state had shown enough understanding and patience on the issue, stressing that denying teachers their entitlements would engender low productivity.

He, however, pledged that the teachers would continue to show understanding pending the expiration of the deadline issued by the union.


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