Amid minimum wage crisis, Governor Fayemi pays N68.7m 3 month teachers allowance

Amid minimum wage crisis, Governor Fayemi pays N68.7m 3 month teachers allowance

- The governor of Ekiti state, John Kayode Fayemi, has released approximately N69 million for the allowance of teachers

- This came as a surprise amid pressing demand of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the N30,000 national minimum wage

- The released funds, according to Permanent Secretary Ayodeji Ajayi, covered allowances for October, November and December 2018

Amid the pressing demand of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the N30,000 national minimum wage, the governor of Ekiti, John Kayode Fayemi, has released approximately N69 million for the allowance of teachers in the state, Daily Trust reports.

Governor Fayemi, against all odds, broke the wall of obstacle to bring joy into the face of the state teachers. This was made known in a statement by the permanent secretary of ministry of education, science and technology, Ayodeji Ajayi, on Wednesday, January 16.

Legit.ng gathers that the released funds covered allowances for October, November and December 2018.

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According to the permanent secretary, teachers that will benefit from the funds are those registered under Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Other beneficiaries include teachers employed through the ministry of education, science and technology and the Board for Technical and Vocational Education (BTVE).

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Kayode Fayemi had expressed support for the agitation for a new minimum wage by Nigerian workers, describing it as legitimate and worthy of being given considerations by both federal and state governments.

The governor made the assertion on Wednesday, October 31, as workers in Ekiti joined their colleagues across the 36 states of the federation to engage in a sensitisation protest to press for the sum of N30,000 as the new minimum wage.

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