by Dare Lawal
If the issues between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are not resolved in two weeks, and the strike action embarked upon by the union called off, the situation might get even messier as the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) warned on Thursday that it was prepared to shut down government owned primary and secondary schools as well.
The NUT President, Michael Olukoya, gave the ultimatum in Abuja on Thursday after a meeting of the union. The NUT is the body which represents teachers in public primary and secondary schools across Nigeria.
ASUU has been on strike since July 1.
According to Olukoya, the strike by ASUU is “nationalistic, patriotic and self-sacrificing.”
“We will not hesitate to shut down the education system in the country, if the government fails to fulfill or honour the agreement it entered into with the lecturers,” he said.