Striking Primary School Teachers in Kogi State Demand for Outstanding Allowances

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Primary school teachers in Kogi State have called on the government to pay them their relativity and other allowances amounting to about N 1.3 billion.

The teachers, who are currently on strike also lamented over the refusal of the government to pay them their leave allowance for 2010 and 2011.

Chairman of the Class Room Teachers Welfare Association, Comrade Suleiman Yakubu, who addressed newsmen yesterday said the association is worried about what he described as the sorry state of primary education in the state, adding that most parents have withdrawn their children from public schools.

“The government promised to pay the relativity for the month of June 2011, but when we came for the payment, we were simply told that local government councils could not implement it owing to their dwindling statutory allocation”, he said.

The association called on the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to petition the Economic and Financial Crime commission (EFCC) on the matter. The chairman also flayed the state House of Assembly for not intervening in the matter.

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