The Nigerian Federal Government has begun to pay the salaries of teachers whose tenure was extended by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Recall that In 2020, the president announced some incentives for teachers, including a new salary scale and an increase in their retirement age from 60 to 65 years.
However, some of the teachers who benefited had their salaries withheld from 2021 until March 2023.
Top officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, Finance, Budget, and National Planning have confirmed that the payment of the withheld salaries has commenced, and all arrears of salaries will be paid in full.
Some of the benefiting teachers in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, have confirmed receiving their salaries and arrears of peculiar allowances.
“I can confirm to you that they have started receiving their salaries. They also received the arrears of the peculiar allowances. All arrears of salaries will be paid in full”.
Confirming the development, one of the benefiting teachers in Ilorin the Kwara State capital said, “It is true.