Teachers in Ogun on Friday suspended their three week old strike over the non-implementation of the 27.5 per cent peculiar allowance.
This followed the agreement jointly signed by the representatives of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the state government.
The NUT was led by its Chairman, Mr Dare Ilekoya, while the state government team was led by the Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Adekunle.
The NUT embarked on the strike following refusal by the state government to approve the payment of the 27.5 per cent peculiar allowance.
The government after several meeting between the two teams agreed to pay 15 per cent of the basic salaries of teachers as peculiar allowance.
Ilekoya, who announced the suspension of the strike, pledged teachers’ continued support toward improving the education sector.
He thanked Gov. Ibikunle Amosun for considering the July 1 effective date and the promise to allow for further negotiation as the finance of the state improves.
The NUT chairman called on teachers in both primary and secondary schools in the state to resume work immediately.
“We have seen that truly the finances of the state for now cannot go beyond the payment of 15 per cent.
“We have to be considerate and give way for peace to reign in the education sector.
“On that note, we want to implore our teachers in both primary and secondary schools to resume work immediately,” Ilekoya said.
Adekunle said the payment would take effect from July and gave an assurance that all other demands would be
attended to in due course.
She also assured the NUT that none of their members would be victimised. The Head of Service thanked the union leaders for their understanding and cooperation in resolving the issues.She said that the outstanding
promotions, among other issues raised, were already being attended to.