Ekiti State Government has announced the approval of the 27.5 per cent allowance to teachers in the state with immediate effect.
Governor Kayode Fayemi made the announcement on Monday in Ado-Ekiti during a meeting on teachers investment project .
The governor who observed that his administration had come a long way in his journey to reposition the education sector in the state assured the teachers that no deduction is authorized by him on teachers salary beyond what is statutorily permitted.
“Government has not at any time stopped teachers access to loans outside the civil service nor did we at any time inform any bank not to lend money to our teachers as being rumoured in certain quarters” he stated.
“It is also not true that government plans to sack teachers who have put in 30years and above in service.We have not compiled nor are we trying to compile list of antone in the public service for retirement or disengagement.”he said.
Fayemi said there was in fact no list on his desk waiting to be signed as some people have rumoured .
He assured that his administration would continue to invest in education because that is the only way it could galvanise its developmental efforts.
He announced the donation of an 18 seater bus to the Nigeria Union of Teachers in the state for the use of teachers.
Responding, the NUT chairman in the state,Mr Kayode Akosile commended the governor for making life of teachers worthy, noting”we have a lot to mappreciate you for as you have addressed a catalogue of our grievances.”