Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Sokoto State Council will work assiduously with the Government and other relevant stakeholders to enhance teacher’s welfare in the state.
The newly elected Chairman of the NUT in Sokoto, Comrade Umar Moyi Tambuwal made the remarks while speaking to newsmen in Sokoto, Tuesday.
He said efforts would be made to collaborate with the state Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), Ministry for Basic and secondary Education and other relevant stakeholders to restore the lost glory of teaching profession and improve quality of Education in Sokoto state
He said his first line of action is to ensure that all outstanding promotions and advancement made to teachers in the state were fully implemented, saying that non payment of retirement benefits and other incentives to retired teachers would soon be a thing of the past as plans are in top gear to address the problem.
Commenting on the lingering tussle between the NUT and Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Comrade Moyi said there was no division in the NUT, the Union is intact.
He explained that NUT and aggrieved members of ASUSS are in consultation with to iron out all grey areas for the union to wax stronger.
The Supreme Court judgement has made it clear and further cement and bind the two Unions together under a single umbrella of NUT.
The judgment will enhance unity and cohesion among members of the two Unions.
“NUT will continue to promote and protect the overall interest of all categories of teachers for the betterment of their noble profession,” Moyi said.
Commenting on the recent review of retirement age and years of service for teachers by the federal Government, the NUT chairman said what the federal government did was a welcome development.
“Our prayer is for states to domesticate and gazzatte the new circular when release by the federal government,” the NUT chairman said.
The pronouncement by the federal government on the years and retirement age for all categories of teachers has added value to the profession and showcase how relevant teachers were to the nation building.
“We as teachers were highly appreciative of the new development and we will continue to pressure for more goodies from states and federal government.”
He admonished that his colleagues will take full advantage of the new policy and improve in their service delivery while in the classroom.