The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has opposed the planned removal of petroleum subsidy.
The decision was reached at the union’s 2023 Solemn Assembly. The group also called for scrutiny of the implementation of the subsidy regime “with the aim of ridding the system of corruption.”
NUT President Titus Amba who addressed newsmen after the meeting, said the consequences of high price of petroleum products had triggered inflation to the disadvantage of all wage earners in the country.
“We’ve increasingly engaged our state government on the issues of N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustments, and have filed trade disputes with the registrar of trade unions against some non-cooperative states governments.”
The NUT President who also alleged that Kaduna State only implemented the N30,000 minimum wage for secondary school teachers leaving out primary school teachers, added that the numerous security challenges, with different attacks on schools and communities, had led to the death of teachers and students as well as the destruction of schools.