Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Sokoto state chapter has commenced the disbursement of a two-billion-naira loan secured from a commercial bank to primary school teachers in the state.
The state NUT Chairman, Comrade Umar Moyi Tambuwal disclosed this to Stallion Times in Sokoto.
He said over 12,000 teachers would benefit from the facility, which would be repaid for 15 months with negligible interest.
The NTU chairman further said each beneficiary is entitled to receive one over three of his monthly emoluments to be able to repay the loan without much difficulty.
He said each of the 23 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) in the state would receive a minimum of 250 million Naira for beneficiaries under its jurisdiction.
According to Moyi, 20 out of the 23 LGEAs have already received what was estimated for their teachers.
He warned that strict scrutiny should be made before disbursing the loan facility to the beneficiary to ensure that only primary school teachers benefited from the gesture.
The 2-billion-naira loan was secured with the assistance and support of the Sokoto state government, in its quest to improve primary school teachers’ socio-economic well-being.
“I am optimistic not quite long, the state government will commence implantation of all genuine promotions of primary school teachers in the state,” says NUT chairman.
He appealed to teachers in the state to reciprocate state government effort by being alive to their responsibilities.