Abuja - Kogi State has cleared the salaries backlog for teachers in the region, the State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, said.
He said primary school teachers in the state were paid outstanding salaries for the months of October and November.
Awoniyi made the announcement during a meeting with the executive members of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).
He told union leaders adequate arrangements had been put in place for a smooth payment of the salaries within one week.
He thanked the teachers for their patience with the government.
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The deputy governor added that efforts were being made to remove discrepancies noticed in the teachers' payroll.
He stressed that they will start enjoying regular payment of salaries as from January.
He explained that the problems associated with payment of teachers' salaries dated back to 2008 but could not shed much light into the setback.
Meanwhile, Awoniyi added that the government had concluded plans to verify the certificates of all primary school teachers in the state.
"The move will restore sanity and glory of teaching," he said.
- CAJ News