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NUT Hails Fayose On Teachers’ Welfare

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 at 10:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Yaqoub Popoola
The zonal leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in Edo, Delta, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Kwara, Oyo and Ekiti states has commended Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for giving priority to the welfare of teachers and boosting their morale through the provision of incentives.
This is just as the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ade Adesanmi, lauded the governor for promising not to retrench workers or slash their salaries in spite of the financial challenges confronting the state.
The teachers, in a letter dated November 11, 2015 to Governor Fayose and signed by Comrade M.O.Fanimokun, Group Chairman and Elder Joe Iyalekhue, Group Secretary, thanked the governor for the successful celebration of this year’s Teachers’ Day.
“We write on behalf of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) EDOLOOKOE Group of State Wings (Edo, Delta, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Kwara, Oyo and Ekiti states) to appreciate and congratulate you on the successful celebration of the 2015 World Teachers’ Day in Ekiti State.
“We are grateful and encouraged by your full participation, presence, love, gifts and rewards given to identified hardworking teachers to boost their morale and add value to the teaching profession.
“The union will continue to partner with you so as to bring in the much-needed improvement in the living and working conditions of the teachers which are synonymous with the learning conditions of the child.
“We are proud of you sir, the union will continue to identify with you in the overall interest of the educational development of the state and the nation at large,” the teachers said.
The Ekiti NLC boss, Adesanmi, who spoke in Otun-Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of the state during the governor’s sensitisation tour, said the gesture by the governor showed that he truly loves workers in the state.
He also commended the governor for the provision of N20 million to buy instructional materials for primary schools in the state.
On the resolve of the governor not to ban the activities of commercial bike operators in the state, Adesanmi also praised the governor, saying ‘okada’ operators were also part of the workforce in the state.
He gave the assurance that workers in the state would continue to support the Fayose administration and prayed that nothing would affect the smooth and cordial relationship between the two sides.