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Ekiti Govt. Sets up Committee For Aggrieved Teachers

A committee to look into complaints by some teachers who missed the Monday’s verification exercise has been set up in Ekiti state.

The state commissioner for Local Government, Professor Adio Folayan made this known to newsmen while reacting to the exercise held at Christ School, Ado Ekiti.

Professor Folayan directed those who had genuine complaints especially on health ground with medical report to appear before the committee while teachers who refused to participate in the  exercise should not bother to show up.

He lauded the teachers in public primary schools for their peaceful conduct, saying that the exercise was not aimed at witch hunting them but to fish out ghost ones collecting salaries illegally.

The commissioner pointed out that similar exercise was organised for local government workers last year where some ghost workers were uncovered.

Professor Folayan added that some council workers who had died and others that had traveled out of the country were still receiving salaries and such were detected but stopped after the exercise..

On his part, the state chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr One Emmanuel who thanked the state government for the exercise however urged Governor KAYODE Fayemi not to sack any teachers in the state.

Ekiti state government recently recruited 500 teachers for the public secondary schools and 600 for the public primary schools across the state.

Amos Ogunrinde

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