Unpaid salary arrears: Kwara teachers embark on fasting, prayers

Date: 2017-01-10

Thousands of teachers in public primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Kwara say they have embarked on fasting and prayers to ensure payment of their six months' salary arrears by state government.

The Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Alhaji Toyin Salihu, disclosed this during an interview in llorin yesterday.

Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State Salihu, who is also the Principal of Sheikh AbdulKadir College, llorin, said that the teachers' action was for God's intervention for the payment of their salary arrears.

He said that though the fasting and prayers were voluntary for both Christians and Muslim teachers, it would continue until God accepts their request.

The NUT Deputy Chairman said that the government had commenced full monthly payment for the teachers' salary, but that they were yet to receive their six months' salary arrears.

Salihu said that the unpaid six months arrears had compounded the hardship being experienced by the teachers and their relations. Efforts by Vanguard to speak with the Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Ademola Banu on the issue proved abortive.

When a text message was sent to Banu for his comment on the issue, he did not respond. Normal academic activities were, however, in progress in some of the primary and junior secondary schools visited in some parts of llorin, the state capital.

Teachers in public primary and junior secondary schools embarked on strike in 2016 over unpaid several months of salaries.

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Kwara South     Niguel Gallando Marcias     Yunus Lawal     Alfa Modibbo Belgore     Students Union Government     Mufti Of Ilorin     Www.Kwarareports.com     Idris Garba     Ayotunde Emmanuel Alao     Bolaji Abdullahi     NSCIA     Post-utme     Geri-Alimi Split Diamond Interchange     Lawyers Unite Against Corruption     Ajibike Katibi     George Funsho Adebayo     Irepodun     Yusuf Ali     Ajase-Ipo     Idiagbon     Taofeek Sanusi     Kwara Hotel     Kupchi Hosea Maxwell     Senate Presidency     Akorede     Royal FM     Maigidasanma     Tunji Arosanyin     Rex Olawoye     Arandun     NULGE     Musibau Akanji     National Pilot     Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency     Salary     Gambari     KSIRS     Ilorin Water Reticulation     Alaiye     Oba Abdulrahim     Local Government Pension Board     Kwara 2019     Quran     Buhari     Suleiman Idris     Mohammed Alabi Lawal     Olushola Saraki     Sherif Sagaya     Odolaye Aremu     Tsaragi/Share     Kunle Suleiman     Mohammed Haruna     Olusegun Adeniyi     Oko     Oko-Erin     Sunday Fagbemi     Omotoso     Michael Ologundea     Saka Adeyemo     Abdulfatai Baakini     Temitope Ogunbanke     Press Release     Amuda Bembe     Valsolar     Ayo Opadokun     Kwara Restoration Project     Haruna Tambiri Mohammed     Hassan Saliu     Ike Ekweremadu     Share     IDPU     Adesoye     Hamza Usman     Femtech     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab     Khadijat Ayoola Yusuf