Bauchi to pay 11 months salary arrears of teachers in installments

Isa Yuguda

The Bauchi State Government has promised to pay the 11 months salary arrears owed 2,000 teachers it recruited in April 2014 in installments.

The aggrieved teachers had on Tuesday staged a demonstration at the Government House in Bauchi.

Mohammed Umar, the spokesman of the teachers, told journalists on Sunday in Bauchi that each teacher would be paid two months salaries in installments until the entire arrears were cleared.

He, however, said that the state government had so far been only able to pay some of the teachers the two months salaries out of the outstanding arrears.

Mr. Umar said while the state government complied with its promise to pay part of the salaries in December 2014 and January 2015, teachers who were not paid during the period were those who protested at the Government House.

He explained that government had promised to pay the demonstrating teachers while also rescinding its decision to terminate their appointments.

Government, he said, had attributed the delay in payment of the salaries to problems encountered by officials of the state treasury.

(NAN)


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  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Kai! Wallahi gaskiya tafi kwabo… This attitude of having to employ and not be able to pay is outdated and must not continue anywhere in Nigeria. Our economy and society is slowly becoming Westernized and almost impossible to breathe without money in one’s pockets. The National and State Assemblies should enact laws now that must bar any employer, public or private, from employing when the money is not there to pay salaries. Right now, I have a friend located at Makurdi who is a public servant. He has a family of three with school-attending children. He had not been paid a kwabo for working for the state government for months running. I feel strongly like filling the gap and helping out each month with pocket money, at least but here I am, also a victim in some ways, of a bad economic policy foisted on me by this government whose leadership at both state and “federal” levels “swim” in luxury (ever been to any of their dinner balls?) while their staff wallow. The Bauchi State governor and his Benue State counterpart have no business directing the rest of us voters to vote for them or their candidates. Casting your votes for them or any of their friends could only mean one thing: perpetuating the reign of misery of their civil servants. They are a failure and failures, like broken car parts, must be CHANGED if the car is to run smoothly. To continue to “manage” is very dangerous a decision that places the voter at great risk…