The Ekiti State Government has ordered the immediate release of one hundred and forty-six million naira for the payment of rural teachers allowance and core subjects allowance to teachers in public schools. The beneficiaries are six thousand, two hundred and three teachers from both primary and secondary schools serving in rural areas and those teaching core subjects.
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, described the gesture as a “further demonstration of the present administration’s commitment to the welfare of teachers and ensure meaningful development in education sector.”
In a statement issued today by his Special Assistant on Media, Odunayo Ogunmola, Egbeyemi assured that the Kayode Fayemi administration places a high premium on the welfare workers and ensure timely payment of all arrears of workers’ salaries.
The payment of the special allowances covers three-month arrears of October, November and December 2018. Egbeyemi advises teachers to reciprocate the gesture and cooperate with the administration of Dr. Fayemi by putting in their best in order to regain the lost glory in education in Ekiti State.