15,000 Federal Government Teachers Stage Protest Over Unpaid Salaries

15,000 Federal Government Teachers Stage Protest Over Unpaid Salaries

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on August 11, 2015
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About 15,000 teachers from three South Western states working under a Federal Teachers’ Scheme, Monday, August 10, 2015 staged a protest in Ibadan, Oyo State over non-payment of their salaries by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

The teachers, led by Miss Lawal Bukola and Mr. Obayomi Gideon, complained that the commission is owing them about N2. 6 billion, Vanguard reports.

With placards reading, “FG, please pay us our 11-14 months arrears”, “Please, Mr. President, rescue us!”, “UBEC, we are tired of this!”, “Mr. President, please come to our aid”, the teachers marched through Dugbe, Agodi Gate and later came to the State Secretariat of the Correspondents’ Chapel, NUJ, Mokola roundabout.

The teachers pleaded to be paid their outstanding salaries.

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