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4 years after, FCT teachers receive payment of promotion arrears

By Sarah NEGEDU

After years of negotiations and series of clamour for payment of promotion arrears for teachers in the employ of the FCT Administration, the teachers’ demands may have finally be met.

This is according to the chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Dr. Stephen Knabayi, who revealed that the payment of the promotion arrears was paid on Thursday, 6th January, 2022, after months of persistent demand.

While revealing that the administration has since cleared the body the promotion Arears of 2017, Kinabayi noted that the one that was settled now after their meeting with the permanent secretary was the promotion Arears of 2018.

According to him, “The union had a closed door meeting with the permanent secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA that lasted for several hours, where the union insisted on the promotion arrears. I’m glad to inform you that it was eventually paid.

“After a meeting with the permanent secretary on the 2018 promotion arrears, we expected this money before now, however they have seen the need to release it. It is all the areas of 2018. You know the teachers are in two folds. That is teachers from both secondary and primary schools. So this payment is for teachers in the secondary schools, but we are still discussing with the area council chairmen to see the need of pay the arrears for that of LEA teachers,” he said.

Recall that the NUT in Abuja, has been embroiled in series of negotiations with the FCT Administration over the nonpayment of salary areas and other welfare packages. The union, had on November 25th, 2021, embarked on a 5 days warning strike to press home their demand.

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