By Festus Ahon
ASABA-CHAIRMAN of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Delta State wing, Comrade Jonathan Jemirieyigbe, Thursday said the Teachers in public primary and Srecondary schools in the state would suspend the ongoing strike action in few days.
Jemiriegbe who spoke to newsmen after a closed door meeting with the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, said; “Between now and Monday, we will call off the strike, we had a very fruitful discussion with the governor.
“We are Deltans and the Governor, Senator Okowa is a good man, dealing with us the way fathers deal with their children,” describing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as labour-friendly.
Continuing, he said “the governor is not a bad person as been portrayed by some people in the media, he has done a lot for us and we appreciate him.”
Governor Okowa had expressed hope that the teachers would go back to the classroom, asserting, “we had a fruitful meeting and we discussed issues concerning the teachers and how to move our state forward.”
Those who were present at the meeting, include Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Matters, Comrade Mike Okeme, select local government Chairman top members of the NUT, among others.