THE Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Kaduna State government fails to reverse the decision to sack 2,357 teachers, including its national president, Audu Amba.
The union, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) made its position known on Wednesday during its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the Teachers House, Lugbe, Abuja.
The NUT deputy national president, Kelvin Okonkwo, said the sack followed refusal by the president and some teachers to write a competency test organised by the state government, among other reasons.
The union restated its commitment to stand by the president and other sacked teachers in the state.
“The union will continue to perform its historical role of defending the rights of teachers in Nigeria and no amount of anti-labour policies of the Kaduna State government and elsewhere can diminish this resolve,” it stated.
The union stated that rather than issue dismissal letters, the government ought to have explored the option of training and retraining to improve the competency of teachers.
NUT, which noted that about 21,780 teachers were dismissed or retired in 2018, said the recent sack was one too many.
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