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Teachers decry percentage payments

Primary school teachers in Kogi State under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have decried salary underpayments, omissions and remuneration in percentages since the local councils took over their payments.

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NUT state chairman, Comrade Thomas Ayodele, who spoke in Lokoja at its 2018 solemn assembly, lamented that members only got 30 and 20 per cent of their salaries for the months of January and February, 2018 while some were omitted.

Ayodele who described the development as worrisome, called on the government to pay all arrears owed teachers without further delay and return the payments to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

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The union maintained that the earlier directive of Governor Yahaya Bello that salaries should be deducted from the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) as first line charge should be adhered to by the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the interest of industrial harmony in the education sector. 

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