Edo NUT kicks against Bill transferring payment of teachers’ salaries to LGs


By Festus Ahon

BENIN—EDO State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has appealed to the state House of Assembly to reject a bill aimed at transferring the payment of primary school teachers’ salaries to local councils, even as the House deliberates on the bill on  local government autonomy.

The   NUT, made up of its executive members from the state and local government councils, made the appeal yesterday, in Benin, during a protest march to the Edo State House of Assembly.

The protesters carried placards with the inscriptions, “Save primary education from imminent   collapse”, “Funding of primary education   is the joint responsibility of state and federal governments “, “We are not against local government   autonomy,” among others.

Edo State chapter, NUT chairman, Mr. Iyalomhe Akhagbeme, said    transferring the payment of teachers’ salaries…

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