Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: NUT Wants Kwankwaso to Investigate Non-Payment of 600 Teachers in Kano

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kano State has expressed concern over the non-payment of three months salaries to 600 primary school teachers in the state.

NAN reports that the State Government engaged a consultant to verify the actual number of primary school teachers to ensure that their salaries were paid through banks.

The state NUT Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Garun-Malan, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday.

He said there was need for the governor to investigate the issue to alleviate the sufferings of the affected teachers.

"Out of the 61, 439 teachers under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), only one third were paid November salary.

"In Rano Local Government alone, over 400 teachers are yet to receive their November salary due to the failure of the consultant to execute the contract as expected," he said.

According to him, there are 44 other teachers in 27 Local Government Areas, who are still being owed December 2011 salary."

Garun-Malan, therefore, urged the State Government to come to aid of the primary school teachers in the state to avoid possible strike.

"We want the State Government to investigate why the consultant has not done its work."

NAN reports that following the non-payment of the salaries, some of the affected teachers have continued to troop to the headquarters of the SUBEB to lodge complaint.

NAN

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