About 1700 teachers and education officers recruited into the Federal Unity Colleges in 2019, 2020 and 2021 have called on the federal government to pay their three-year salaries.
In an open letter to the Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, and copied to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, they appealed for the payment of their salaries and other allowances.
The letter, which was signed by the 2018, 2019 & 2020 recruited teachers and education officers into the 110 Unity Colleges reads: “We write this open letter with a clear conscience to draw the attention of the Permanent Secretary and Hon. Minister for Education to our plight.
“It is worthy of note that we remind you that this set of officers was hitherto owed two years and three years arrears of salary before they were finally captured via IPPIS. These arrears remain unpaid as of November 2023,” the letter reads.
The teachers however, urged the minister to use his good office to investigate the inquiry into the delay of the movement of files of over 1700 (2018/2019 recruited Education Officers) and the speedy dislodgement of bureaucratic bottlenecks that may delay the movement, verification, and approval of files for payment.