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, News Agency of Nigeria reports
The union made its position known Wednesday during its National Executive Council meeting which was held in Abuja.
The union’s Deputy National President, Kelvin Nwankwo, said the sack followed refusal by the president and some teachers to write a competency test organised by the Kaduna State Government, among other reasons.
“It is very sad and curious that the dismissal letter relative to the NUT President was in the Public domain via the social media even when it has not been served on him.
“The intention clearly is to intimidate the NUT President and embarrass the teachers in Nigeria,” Mr Nwankwo said.
The union, therefore, affirmed its commitment to stand by the president and other sacked teachers in the state.