Makurdi — The Benue State government yesterday said primary school teachers in the state are not being owed a dime as all their entitlements were fully paid.
Special Adviser, Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Solomon Wombo made this known at a press briefing in Makurdi, while responding to the protest of teachers along major streets in Makurdi on Thursday.
Wombo said the agreement entered between the teachers and government to implement the national minimum wage in August was fully adhered to.
"This government has kept faith with the welfare of teachers, such that we had commenced payment of the minimum wage in August. Benue government does not owe teachers a dime," he said.
However, the protesting teachers said the state government has reneged to pay their minimum wage which was to take effect from August.
State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Godwin Anya said the chapter is acting on the directive of its national secretariat which has earlier written to the state government to abide by the agreement reached in June this year.