The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has described the purported removal of wages from the exclusive to the concurrent list by the National Assembly in the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution as an attempt to postpone the 2015 elections.
NUT National Treasurer, Comrade Nasiru Idris, who made this known while addressing reporters at the weekend in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital, described the act as a ploy by politicians to create an avenue where elections would be postponed.
“Both the federal government and National Assembly members should find ways of averting it if not, we will embark on an indefinite strike and mobilise other international organisations for support in the interest of Nigerian teachers”, he said.
“Even after our visit over the issue to ensure that the matter concerning wages is not removed, the National Assembly went ahead with the plan. We are not going to accept this, we don’t want our workers to suffer”.