The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is
insisting that the union will shut all schools in
the country in solidarity with the university
teachers if the federal government (FG) does not
settle with the Academic Staff Union of
Nigerian Universities (ASUU) in a fortnight.
This threat is coming at a time the federal
government says it will stand with teachers in
moulding future leaders.
President of the union, Comrade Micheal Olukoya
said this in Abuja during the NUT World Teachers
Day Symposium with the theme, Basic Education in
the Era of Local Government Autonomy, A Call for
He also used the occasion to ask for their rewards
on earth and not in heaven alone.
Vice President Namadi Sambo, who represented the
president at the symposium, had called on the
teachers to be focused on long term benefits of their
profession and that the administration is determined
to address teacher’s shortage.
The NUT vowed to resist any attempt by the
National Assembly to put primary education under
the purview of local governments, one of the
reasons that made them cancel the usual
ceremonial parade to mark the World Teachers Day.
The NUT gave awards of excellence to Kwara state
governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Yobe state governor,
Ibrahim Gaidam and the Enugu state governor,
Sullivan Chime for their contribution to the growth of
education in their states.