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Abia Teachers Call Off Strike, Resume Work Today

The Abia State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have called off their two weeks industrial action and have ordered their members to resume work with effect from today, Monday, 17th June, 2019.

This follows the personal intervention of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who led the talks with the teachers.

You recall that had reported the strike action of Abia state teacher few weeks ago.

In a Communique issued yesterday, Sunday, 16th June, 2019 on this effect signed by Comrade, Elder Kizito Agwu Kalu, State Chairman of the NUT and Comrade Nnenna Okonkwo, State Secretary, on behalf of the State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) thanked Governor Ikpeazu for what they referred to as “his quick and prompt intervention over the teachers’ demands”.

The Chief press secretary to Abia State Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka  expressed in a statement dated 17th June, 2019, that Governor Ikpeazu is grateful to the teachers for their maturity, friendship and commitment to the development of primary and secondary education in the State, noting that the consistent first class performance of Abia State in external examinations in the country is a clear testament to the dedication of our teachers working in synergy with his administration.

Ikpeazu reaffirmed his personal commitment and that of his administration to the strengthening of the state’s education system through a holistic development strategy with the welfare of teachers at the fulcrum.

Gov Okezie urged the teachers to ensure that the lost grounds occasioned by the strike  will be covered to ensure that pupils and students remain in good standing, especially now that external examinations are imminent.


Nancy Chidebe