Wike gave Sokoto govt N500m but refuses to pay our five years salaries, protesting teachers cry out

Wike gave Sokoto govt N500m but refuses to pay our five years salaries, protesting teachers cry out

- Some teachers in Rivers state on Wednesday, March 10, protested over accumulated unpaid salaries

- The protesting teachers said that the unpaid salaries have run into five years

- According to them, Governor Nyesom Wike gave Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state N500 million over a burnt market but refused to pay their salaries

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A report by Punch indicates that some teachers in primary and secondary schools in Rivers state-owned tertiary institutions are currently protesting over non-payment of their salaries running into five years.

Legit.ng gathered that the protesting teachers, numbering over 250, with placards and banners, alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced within the period.

According to the report, the protesting teachers, who came out with their children, as well as sympathisers from the civil society organisations in the state, said they were from primary and secondary schools in the Rivers state University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and the Ken Saro–Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori.

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Wike gave Sokoto govt N500m but refuses to pay our five years salaries, Protesting teachers cry out
Teachers have stormed the streets of Rivers state over five years of unpaid salaries. Credit: @GovWike
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The report added that the protesters wondered why Governor Nyesom Wike would give N500 million to the Sokoto state government over a burnt market while refusing to pay them for five years and counting.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Terhemen Anongo, who was a brilliant student who loved Physics and Mathematics, graduated from secondary school with the best results.

It was reported that he said in 1996 when Terhemen got admitted into Nigeria's premier university, the University of Ibadan, to study medicine, his father's hope was high.

The report said that Anongo would probably think his dream for his brilliant son was about to become a reality and that he would emerge as one of the country's most successful medical experts.

Life, however, had in stock for Terhemen something completely different, he would end up a porter, pushing a wheelbarrow for a living in Gboko town, Benue state.

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In another report, the war of very harsh words between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed, was finally put to an end in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Tuesday, March 2.

After days of exchanging unpleasant allegations and aspersions, the warring governors who both belong to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were reconciled by Governor Wike in his private residence.

Wike and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa jointly convened a meeting in which Ortom and Mohammed reached a truce.


Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.

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