A number of primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State, have protested against the non-payment of their five years salaries by the government of the state.
The protesters were reported to have blocked the entrance of the Rivers State Government House with placards bearing different inscriptions such as “God is against injustice, please pay our teachers’ salaries”, “Our teachers deserve better treatment, pay them their salaries”, “Wike ease our pain and save our education sector”.
Enefea Georgewill, Chairman of Rivers State Civil Society Organisations, expressed his grievances over the situation:
“We condemn in the strongest terms the attitude of the governor towards the teachers. How can the governor, Nyesom Wike donated N500 million to the Sokoto State government over a fire incident that engulfed a market, whereas teachers in his state are being owed five-year arrears of salaries.
“It is unfortunate we are in a country where people don’t appreciate peace. Violators are those rather placed on payrolls, and pay them every month, while nobody cares about the law-abiding ones. “More than 26 teachers have died so far, over non-payment of their salaries, the governor should comply with the court order and pay us.”
Source: Vanguard News
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