Why we wore black dresses during celebration, by union leader


The Chairman of Cross River State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Eyo-Nsa Eyo Itam, has rationalised the wearing of black dresses by teachers in the state during the World Teachers’ Day celebration.

“There has been a lot of ill-treatment meted out to teachers in the state. So, we all had to wear black. For us in Cross River State, it is a Black World Teachers’ Day,” The Nation quoted Itam as saying in Calabar, during the global celebration of the event.

The publication quoted the union leader further: “The long delay in the implementation is grossly affecting the productivity of those affected.

“Again, our teachers’ names, over 1,000 of them, were dropped from payroll, making it impossible for them to collect their September salaries, even though they had worked for the month.”


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