Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has said that contrary to the claim by the chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board,(SUBEB) Ahmed Nuhu, the state government is still owing teachers in the state December 2014 salary.
The NUT chairman, Suleiman Abdullahi, made the clarification while reacting to the media reports credited to the SUBEB chairman that the state government is not owing teachers December 2014, salary. According to him, the SUBEB chairman set up a committee to look into the unpaid November, Salaries in five Local Governments Education Authority (LGEA) and December 2014 salary, saying that it is an irony for him to turn around now to claim that government is not owing teachers December, 2014.
The NUT boss further said that the union has rejected the 40 percent salary payment proposed by SUBEB for the month of May as against the 50 percent paid in April 2015. “ On the May 2015 salary, the same amount for April 2015, had been released to SUBEB by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs therefore, SUBEB cannot pay May salary on less percentage than April salary,” he said