Reports reaching us have said that Kwara State Public Schools’ teachers both in the primary and Junior Secondary levels have had to resort to embarking on fasting and prayer to ensure payment of their six months’ salary arrears by state government as their 2016 strike action yielded no positive results.
Mr. Salihu, who is the Principal of Sheikh AbdulKadir College, llorin, said that the teachers’ action was for God’s intervention for the payment of their salary arrears.
He said that though the fasting and prayers were voluntary for both Christians and Muslim teachers, it would continue until God accepts their request.
The NUT Deputy Chairman said that the government had commenced full monthly payment for the teachers’ salary, but that they were yet to receive their six months’ salary arrears.
Salihu said that the unpaid six months arrears had added to the untold hardship being experienced by the teachers and their relations.
Written by Okolo Ezinne