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FCTA Releases Outstanding Promotion Arrears For Teachers

The Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teacher, NUT, FCT wing, Comrade Dr. Stephen Knabayi has disclosed that the FCT Administration has paid the promotion arrears of teachers in the Federal Capital Territory.

Dr. Kinabayi, stated this in a telephone interview with Voice of Nigeria’s Correspondent Hudu Yakubu in Abuja after a meeting with FCTA.

The Chairman said the meeting was tough and extensive, but at the end, the union succeeded in getting its demands and the money was paid on Thursday, 6th January, 2022.

While revealing that the administration has since cleared the promotion Arears of 2017, Kinabayi noted that the one that was settled now after their meeting with the Permanent Secretary was the promotion Arears of 2018.

According to him, “The union had a closed door meeting with the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA that lasted for several hours, while the union insisted, demanded for the promotion arrears, it was eventually paid”.

After a meeting with the Permanent Secretary on the 2018 promotion arrears we expected this money before now. And now they saw the need to release it. Its all the arrears of 2018. You know the teachers are in two fold. You know we have teachers from the secondary School and teachers from the primary Schools. So the payment is for the teachers in the Secondary Schools and we are still discussing with the Area Council Chairmen to see the need of paying for that of LEA teachers “ he said.

It could be recalled that the union under the leadership of Comrade Stephen Knabayi has been demanding for promotion arrears of teachers recently.

 

Source: Voice of Nigeria