The Cross River State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers have called on Gov Ben Ayade to look deeply into teachers renumeration in a bid to avoid any impending strike that could paralyse the state’s education.
The call was made on Thursday after the NUT took a decision to embark on an indefinite strike due to non payment of teachers (Primary Schools) and arrears since 2016.
It was claimed that some teachers are owned several months of salaries, of which the present Gov. Ben Ayade has yet to clear despite promising to do so. Instead, there have been reduction to their salaries without any sign of increament.
One of the stakeholders who doesn’t want his name to be mentioned, stated that the administration of Gov Ayade has not giving the teachers hope for a brighter future considering the fact that there have been no improvement in teachers welfare and promotion has not been forthcoming.
“Teachers were last promoted in 2011 and since then,promotion of teachers have remained stagnant. That for the past 2 to 3 year now,there have been massive reduction of teachers salaries without any defined reason for such actions.
“Our mumu don do,this government is anti people.Ayade has demonstrated gross colossal incompetence, the echelon of his ineptitude is so high that he is now synonymous to failure as the only governor in the 36 state of the federation who have not completed 1km road in almost 4 years.
The NUT in Cross River State called on Gov Ayade to respondent urgently on the needs of the teachers so as to put an end to the strike action.