FG agreed To Pay Salaries Of Private School Teachers -Yomi Otubela

YOMIYomi Otubela, the President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools have mentioned the agreement of the Federal government to issue a bail out to pay the salaries of private school teachers who are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March.

A large number of private school teachers have cried for help as they have not been paid by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic with the school management insisting they cannot pay salaries since they have also not made money by way of school fees.

According to Otubela, the association had forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, requesting that the government pay the salaries of the private school owners. An approval has also been granted to the proposal by the Federal Executive Council.

He however pointed out that the only beneficiaries of this bailout are private schools registered under its association.

”We have written to the Federal government to understand that these teachers are teaching Nigerian children and that they need to keep them and their families together during the lockdown.

“So the Federal government has listened to our request. We requested that the teachers salaries in private schools should be taken over by the government during the months of the lockdown. We also requested for a single digit loan for private schools to cushion the effect of the COVID19.

“We requested for support for schools that have existing loans, that they (FG) should liase on our behalf with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and CBN will liase with commercial banks and other financial institutions to ensure that they give them soft landing in terms of moratorium to repay and deduction in the interest loan.”

“The Federal government has approved that they will take over the payment of teachers salaries.”

“The proposal was sent to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and it was approved by the Federal Executive Council.”

“We are already talking to them to know the modalities for the disbursement”

Source; Tale Tela

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