Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: LG Autonomy - Teachers Fault NLC, NULGE

Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) yesterday faulted the insistence by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) that local government must be granted autonomy.

President of the NUT Comrade Michael Alogba Olukoya whose call for the abolishment of local government autonomy, a couple of weeks ago, generated condemnation by NULGE, insisted that teachers' interest not guaranteed under the local government.

He said the drawback includes "non-payment of salaries of primary school teachers nationwide, non remittance of 7.5 percent counterpart funding from local government councils to the pension funds of the primary school teachers nationwide and total collapse of primary education in Nigeria."

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