Primary School Teachers in Niger have embarked on supplication to God to prevail on the state government to pay their salaries.
The teachers have been on strike since January 10 when schools resumed for the second term following government’s failure to pay their salaries.
The prayer session was held at the State Headquarters of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Minna, and featured recitation from the Holy Quran and readings from the Holy Bible while special prayers were offered by pastors and Imams.
Recall that seven weeks after the state wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers directed primary school teachers to sit at home until when government resolved their problems, neither the State Ministry of Education nor the Niger State Universal Basic Education Board had responded to the plight of the poor teachers.
Pupils have already spent two months out of the three-month term at home.