Akume Slams Suswan Over Primary School Teacher’s Strike


By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.
Former Governor of Benue state, Senator George Akume, has lamented the eight-months old strike embarked upon by primary school teachers in the state, urging the Peoples Democratic Party leadership in the state to prevail on governor Gabriel Suswan to address the problems.

It would be recalled that primary school teachers in Benue state have embarked on strike for the past eight months.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja weekend, the Minority Leader of the Senate lambasted the governor of the state for not doing what is necessary to get the teachers back to classrooms.

Akume who expressed dissatisfaction with current state of education in Benue, called on the leadership of PDP in the state to talk to governor in order to get teachers back to class.

According to him, “it is unfortunate that this is happening in Benue state. Chieftains of PDP should talk to governor Suswan to get teachers back to class. The governor should remember that he is a product of public primary school.

“I sympathize with the public on the state of education in the state. Not long ago the University lecturers in the state were strike before the strike was called off. I am sure that there is provision in the law for primary education,” he added.