Teachers at state primary and secondary school in Lagos began an indefinite strike on 25 February to demand a promised pay rise. Specifically they are calling on the state government to honour its promise to increase wages by 27.5 per cent under a new pay structure agreed by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and state governors following nationwide strike action over six months ago. The strike, called by the Lagos chapter of NUT, has caused disruption at schools across the state, with pupils and students being left to roam the streets or sent home. The government has condemned the strike and urged teachers to return to their classrooms for the good of the students and to allow negotiations to take place.
Teachers in Oyo and Osun states, also in southwest Nigeria, are on strike for the same reason.
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