In Kwara: No worker earns below ₦30,000 – NUT Chair  … Pleads For Consequential Adjustment

The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers Kwara State chapter, Olu Adewara has confirmed that no state workers is receiving less than ₦30,000 as their take home at end of every month.
Adewara made the closure in Ilorin on Tuesday that no state workers is earning anything below the approved national minimum wage of N30,000 as salary in Kwara State.
He called on the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration to continue to prioritise workers’ welfare.
He said even the blind can see the huge impacts the administration has had on the education sector within the short period of its reign in the state, urging him to consider the workers’ request on contributory pension, outstanding promotion issues at the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), and consequential adjustment.
“Of course, there are other pressing issues which we would like the government to look into like consequential adjustment for grade levels 07 and above.
“We thank you that minimum wage in Kwara has been paid because there is no worker in kwara state that earns below N30,000. So, the issue of minimum wage is settled.
“We are part of the states that have implemented the minimum wage but the consequential adjustment from levels 07 and above is what we are pleading for.”
“Let me mention some among other things that gladden our hearts, at the beginning of your tenure put you put a permanent stop to salary payment on percentage to all our SUBEB teachers.
“You paid the counterpart funds to UBEC and normalisation of the relationship with UBEC, payment made to WAEC on behalf of schools that were labelled for examination misconduct among others,” he added.
Adewara particularly appreciated the Governor for the approval of implementation of promotion, arrears of teachers and other SUBEB staff from the year 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The governor reiterated his commitment to workers’ welfare, including that of the teachers.
“We will not play with our teachers because you are the foundation of the society. If we get it wrong with our teachers, anything else will be a mess”, the Governor said.
“We are paying premium attention to the welfare of the teachers and other state workers is one of the priorities of the administration,” he buteressed.
He commended the teachers for their efforts despite the challenging circumstances they had found themselves.
He explained that total neglect of the education and other sectors in the past means the administration is having to sink a lot of funds into fixing basic amenities to bring Kwara at par with its contemporaries.
The Governor said the people at the helms of affairs in the state, including himself, were making sacrifices so that the administration could deliver good governance to the people.
“It is not that so much resources are there, but we need to do the needful to fix our states,” he added.

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