Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Edo to investigate schools

04 July 2013, 13:02

Benin - The Edo Government is to set up a panel to investigate and identify the number of primary and secondary schools in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

The Governor of the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, made the disclosure on Wednesday when he received the executive of the state's branch of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Benin.

Oshiomhole said that the panel would identify the number of teachers and their status in various schools.

According to him, it has become necessary to carry out the audit in order to address lapses and mismanagement of funds.

He said that an earlier audit by the Information and Communication Technology Department of the Governor’s Office had revealed massive falsification of age by workers.

The governor said, however, that the issue of deductions of teachers’ salary did not commence recently but had been on since 1999.

Speaking on the complaint of paucity of funds by Local Government councils, Oshiomhole said that councils must look inwards to see how they could generate revenue to augment their allocation.

He said that government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Local Governments to enable the State Government collect tenement rates from cooperate organisations located in their domains.

The NULGE executive led by its chairman, Young Ilemikhena, cautioned the Edo Government over full implementation of the 27.5 per cent Teachers Peculiarity Allowance to primary school teachers.

He argued out that any attempt to implement the allowance would have adverse effects on Local Governments Councils.

Ilemikhena also said that the continuous payment of the sacked State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) staff was not acceptable.

He, however, advised the government against leaving the payment of primary school teachers’ salaries to Local Government Councils, calling for staff audit of primary school teachers.

The chairman also frowned at the manner of deductions being made on workers’ salaries.

 - NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...