Nigerian governor sacks 65 teachers, gives reason for drastic action

Nigerian governor sacks 65 teachers, gives reason for drastic action

- The Kaduna state government has discovered some unapproved recruitments in the state

- Officials in the state disclosed how the anomaly was detected

- Authorities did not disclose if anyone was prosecuted over the illegal recruitment

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The Kaduna state government on Friday, January 22, confirmed that it has sacked 65 primary school teachers.

Premium Times, citing the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) disclosed that the affected teachers allegedly recruited illegally in Sanga local government area (LGA) of the state.

The council’s chairman, Charles Danladi, who also confirmed the development, said the illegal recruitments were detected after a scrutiny of the over-bloated wage bill of the teachers in the council.

Nigerian governor sacks 65 teachers, gives reason for drastic action
Kaduna government frowns against illegal recruitment. Photo: Nasir El-Rufai
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He said:

“After our investigation, we confirmed that 65 teachers were illegally recruited in the area.
“Their appointments have been terminated."

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The FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill.

The bill was sent to the National Assembly for consideration and approval, The Nation reported.

In another report, the federal government has given an important update on the new age retirement for all teachers in the country working in the civil service.

During a ministerial briefing in Abuja on Thursday, January 21, the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, said that the new age, fixed at 65 years, took effect from Friday, January 1, The Nation reports.

However, Adamu stated that other policies approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for teachers' welfare will not begin uniformly.

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