Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki

The strike embarked upon by the Ebonyi state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers on Wednesday marred the children’s day celebration in the state as all public primary and secondary schools shunned the celebration.Gov.-Martin-elechi

The teachers had on May 26 proceeded on an indefinite strike to press home the demand for government to pay withheld September 2011 salaries of secondary school teachers, demanded for the payment of February 2015
arrears of salaries to public primary and secondary schools among others.

However, the celebration witnessed the attendance of only private schools that participated in the march past and other activities to mark the celebration at the state township stadium.

The state governor, Chief Martin Elechi, was represented by his deputy,

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