Niger State Primary School Teachers held a special prayer session over non-payment of salaries by the government.
NewsBreak gathered that the teachers have embarked on strike since January 10 after second term resumption, saying the government has turned deaf ears to their cries over unpaid salaries.
In a communique issued at the end of the State-Wide Executive Council Meeting, jointly signed by the State NUT Chairman, Akayago Adamu Mohammed; and his Principal Assistant, Secretary-General, Labaran Garba, the union expressed worries over the negative impact of poor treatment of primary school teachers on the future of children of the poor who have no choice than to attend the dilapidated public schools.
“The situation is unhealthy to the development and growth of our educational system,” the communique read in part.
The prayer session, held at the State Headquarters of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Minna, featured recitation from the Holy Quran and readings from the Holy Bible, while pastors and Imams offered special prayers.