by Agency Reporter The Ogun Commissioner for Education, Mr. Segun Odubela, on Friday assured that teachers in the state would not go on strike over the unpaid 27.5 per cent increase in the Teachers’ Salary Structure. Odubela spoke against the backdrop of plans by the Nigeria Union of Teachers to declare a strike in the nine states that are yet to implement the structure. NUT’s deadline for the implementation of TSS expired on January 31. The governors’ forum had in 2009 agreed to implement the new salary structure in their states. A three-day national warning strike was observed in 2012. Odubela told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta that“There is nothing like strike in Ogun; we are already addressing the issues pertaining to the TSS. “I can tell you that we are in touch with the NUT and the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools Teachers (ASUSSET). “When you talk about strike, it is a procedure. The union must first write to us and give us a notice to go on strike. Then, we will sit down and look at it.” The commissioner, however, promised that the government would ensure that quality education was provided in the state. “We are really working to achieve quality education in the schools,’’ Odubela, a lawyer, said. Teachers, who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity, appealed to the state government to look into the matter without further delay.