The Edo State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has given Edo State Government additional fourteen days ultimatum extension to enable it meet with the demands of Teachers with effect from 29th of December, 2020 as failure to do so will lead to an indefinite strike.
This is contained in a communique issued at the end of an enlarged State Wing Executive Council meeting signed by the Edo state Chairman of the Union Mr Pius Okhueleigbe and Assistant Secretary General, Mr Mike Moni Itua among others.
The Communique alleged that Edo State Government has not taken any tangible step aimed at meeting the ten point demands of the Union during the earlier twenty-one days ultimatum issued on the 8th of December, 2020.
It added that the possibility of primary school teachers enrolling in the Edo State proposed Contributory Pensionary Scheme will only be determined based on the ability of the Tier of Government that will be responsible for the monthly contribution of ten percent to teachers Pension Accounts to have the Resources and the readiness to pay it’s portion as well as cater for the accrued gratuities to be associated with the Scheme to primary school teachers as and when due.
The Union observed that the Edo BEST program under the SUBEB, needs urgent rejiging in order for Government to be able to correct abnormalies associated with it.
While condemning the abduction of the Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Anthony Okungbowa and the killing of his Driver by dare-devil kidnappers on the 19th of December, 2020, the Union further noted that its earlier decision on the removal of the Acting Education Secretary of Esan North East Local Education Authority still stand.
The communique urged Teachers to go about their normal duties and await further directive from the State Wing Executive Council.