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Teachers Salaries: Kwara Assembly Canvases Establishment Of National Teachers Service Commission



The Kwara State House of Assembly on Monday canvased the establishment of National Teachers Service Commission to make payment of teachers salaries a first line charge.

In the same vein, members of the House are to meet with the state governor, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed to rub minds on how  to resolve arrears of promotion of teachers in the state.

 The Deputy Speaker, Elder Mathew Okedare, gave these indications in Ilorin, while addressing members of the state chapter, of the Nigerian Union of Teachers ( NUT), who staged a peaceful protest to the Assembly complex in Ilorin, the state capital.

Okedare, who described education as the bedrock of any sustainable development, said the Speaker of the House, Dr. Ali Ahmad, was spearheading efforts at proffering enduring solutions  to the lingering problem in the ongoing Constitutional amendment, and assured that the House would not spare any efforts in addressing issues impeding prompt payment of teachers salaries.

In his remarks, the House Leader, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke, disclosed that  the House was spearheading efforts at ensuring that the current clamour for autonomy for local government councils in the ongoing Constitutional amendment, does not in any way affect prompt payment of teachers salaries across the country.

Earlier, the Chairman, of the NUT in the state, Comrade, Musa Abubakar, had said that the current clamour for local government autonomy would impede smooth payment of teachers salaries and called on the legislature to wade in.

Abubakar, who said primary school teachers had gone through agony under the councils, urged state governments in the country, to respect the Supreme Court’s judgement of 2002, which placed primary education under the purview of state governments.

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