The Borno state Governor, professor Babagana Zulum has recently approved the immediate implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage for qualified teachers in the state which will take effect from August 1, 2022.
- The Borno state government approved the implementation of an N30,000 minimum wage for teachers.
- This follows after accusations from social media users that the state teachers received N7,000 and N11, 000 salaries.
The qualified teachers under the payroll of the Local Government Education Authority in the state will benefit from the new minimum wage approved by the state governor.
It has been reported last week that the Borno state government has faced some public complaints on social media that the teachers working in public primary schools received monthly salaries between N7,000 to N11,000.
The Borno state governor Babagana Zulum who just returned from Japan gave the approval while having a meeting with the chairmen and members of the state civil service and local government service commissions, the Head of Service, as well members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), and Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) at the Government House, Maiduguri on Wednesday.
Zulum also assured that promotion benefits for all state civil servants will be implemented from January 2022 to 2023 after promotional examinations were conducted, stressing that if Yobe state can conduct promotional examinations, what will stop Borno from doing so?
[quotation name= ‘His Statement Reads’] ”The problems in the state civil service and the local government service commissions are enormous. Many people could not understand the complexity of the problems we have at hand, but I assure you we are going to sit down and address them with time”.[/quotation]
He lamented that about 3,000 teachers on the payrolls of the LEA in the state don’t have any qualified certificates, and talk less of experience to teach, but assured that those that are trainable will be trained.
[quotation] “We will take 1000 unqualified teachers that are trainable to undergo training at the Colleges of Education Waka Biu and Bama, while others will be trained in collaboration with National Teachers Institutes (NTI) for 6 months, and then passing the competency test, they will be observed into the system”.[/quotation]
The Borno state chairman of the National Labour Congress, Comrade Yusuf Inuwa, commended Governor professor Babagana Zulum for the payment of the 2020 leave grant for the state workers and assured him labor continued industrial harmony and support.
The National Labour Congress leader, comrade Yusuf, has urged the state government for the implementation of the promotional benefits from 2016 to date, and the eleven 11 months arrears of the latest verified and qualified teachers and 146 staff that have some pending issues, as well as the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage to local government workers in the state.