The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Kaduna State branch, had on Monday said the union will embark on a statewide strike since Governor El Rufai had refused to pay primary school teachers’ emoluments.
NUT’s position was made known to newsmen by the Kaduna State chairman of the union, Mr. Audu Amba.
Recall that a few days ago, secondary and primary schools teachers in Bayelsa State, issued similar threat to the state government over outstanding salaries.
Amba said the union had tried to resolve the situation with the state government, without getting any positive response.
They alleged that Governor El Rufai has penciled down more than 9, 000 teachers down for dismissal.
He said that the state government had failed to settle the Leave Transport Grant (LTG) of primary school teachers since 2015 even though it had been deducted from their salaries.
“So if the payment of this LTG is not made we have no option but to go on strike“ Amba said.
“Verification exercise have beeg conducted since June 2015.
“However, the government unilaterally came up with a list of 9,000 workers awaiting dismissal which we kicked against.
“Despite letters of reminders; I have written to remind every quarter in order for payment to be effected but to no avail.”
Amba said the union would continue to press for the return of teachers’ salary payment to the state Universal Education Board.
In what seems as a calculated move, El Rufai proceeded to ann undisclosed public school and registered his child there.
The governor seems to be passing across a message to the teachers’ union.
One social media user, Muktar Maigamo, shared a picture of El Rufai’s son whom he claimed El Rufai registered in a public school.
According to Muktar’s post: “Governor Nasir El Rufai registers his son into one of the public schools in the state.
“The name of the school cannot be revealed for security reasons. #Thank You Elrufai,” Muktar wrote.