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Katsina teachers threaten to go on strike

 Katsina State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to embark on strike if the state government fails to restore the outstanding Teachers Peculiar Allowance (TPA) to its members.

In a letter addressed to the state’s commissioner for education, which was made available to Daily Trust, secretary of the union, Jamilu Aliyu, said further delay on the restoration of the 27.5 per cent TPA to eligible primary and post-primary school teachers will result in negative actions.
“The national headquarters of the union and the teachers have continued to pressurize the state chapter to ensure immediate restoration of the said allowance,” the letter added.
Officials of the union, who spoke to Daily Trust, said the state government made a promise last January to restore the allowance as soon as the 2014 budget is passed.
Our correspondent reports that Governor Ibhahim Shema signed the state budget of N113 billion last Monday.