Nigerian Teachers demonstrating last Year Teachers in the Kebbi district of Nigeria are striking for the minimum wage The minimum wage in Nigeria is $112 a month and teachers are not receiving it. Nor has the government paid a promised 30% salary increase and allowances owed. Earlier this year teachers took part in a general strike against the removal of fuel subsidies. This decision by the government put further pressure on food prices and family budgets - under conditions where multinational companies are making huge profits from Nigerian oilfields. And last year teachers had to resort to strike action to secure unpaid wages. Now the teachers in the Kebbi district of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) are taking indefinite strike action until their demands are met. One parent is quoted on the Allafrica website as saying: '"We hope the teachers would be paid so that our children can be well educated". Although this seems a fairly obvious precondition for Education for All, it is one routinely ignored by organisations who claim to advocate for it like the World Bank. Not only are teachers in Nigeria struggling with poverty wages, they are also working in often appalling conditions and with classes as big as 150.