By Beauty John, LAFIA
Nasarawa State House of Assembly has assured the 36 primary school teachers employed by the former administration of their absorption into the local government education authority, and their salaries paid in full.
Hon Daniel Ogah Ogazi Chairman, House Committee on Education Science and Technology, gave the assurance when the teachers approached the committee on their plights of non-payment of full salary in his office in Lafia, on Tuesday.
According to Ogazi, the assembly will meet with stakeholders to resolve the issues but will continue to monitor implementation of the process and modalities for their absorption.
“The 36 primary school teachers will soon be absorbed into the local government education authority after due consultations with stakeholders,” he said.
Ogazi disclosed that one of the reasons why they were not engaged as secondary teachers is because of their field of discipline.
The chairman while stating the assembly’s commitment in ensuring that the aggrieved teachers are genuinely absorbed into local government education authority, revealed that measures have been put in place to that effect and also to fish out ghost teachers in order to absorb genuine ones.
Earlier, leader of the affected teachers, Mr Abdullahi Kolo, noted that since their absorption as primary school teachers in April this year, they were issued with letter of appointment and payment of their full salary as directed by Gov. Abdullahi Sule.
However, the letter is yet to take effect, unlike their colleagues posted to secondary schools.
The teachers appealed to the assembly for intervention to enable them have their salaries paid in full.