The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Edo state has suspended its 19-day indefinite strike and directed members to resume work on Monday, February 8, 2021.
This was just as the union advised the state government to utilize the opportunity of the suspension to urgently meet the 10-point demands of the union “so as to restore hope and confidence between government and the NUT.”
A statement jointly signed by the state chairman of the union, Pius Okhueleigbe, the assistant secretary-general, Moni Mike, and three others indicated that the suspension of the strike was made possible through the intervention of the NUT national leadership.
It however, advised that any form of victimization against union leaders and members should be promptly reported to the union for necessary action.
Whilst lauding members of the union for their “unprecedented solidarity and sustenance” of the strike, the statement passed a vote of confidence on the state and branch leaderships of the union and their affiliates.