- August 26, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: Akwa Ibom, National News, Uncategorized
The Nigeria Union of Teachers- NUT, Akwa Ibom State Wing has described the continued delay in the payment of the seven and a half percent contributory pension deductions to teachers in the State as a deliberate plan by the committee on pension Refund, set up by the state government, to deny primary and secondary school teachers in the state of their entitlements.
In a letter addressed to the state Governor Udom Emmanuel and signed by its Chairman, Etim Ukpong and secretary, Mike Ene, NUT noted that every worker in the State had been paid the seven and a half percent pension refund except teachers.
The letter also described the strategy where teachers are asked to write applications and visit Uyo repeatedly, especially the office of the Head of Civil Service before they are paid and the situation where the refund is done in piecemeal as diversionary measures and bottlenecks applied by the committee on pension refund, and demanded for the immediate and full refund of the pension deduction to all teachers in the state within seven working days.
The union said the non- refund of the contributory pensions has brought terrible embarrassment to teachers and the union in the state, warning that if the issue is not fully resolved it will become one of the reasons why teachers in the state will not resume by next academic session.