The Oyo State government says that contrary to reports making the rounds, no teacher in the state was being owed leave bonus for the year 2020.
Nureni Adeniran, executive chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), debunked the allegation in a statement, warning primary school teachers against plans on embarking on any illegal procesion or protest within the state.
According to Adeniran, some political emissaries are going about, telling people that the government is owing them 2020 annual leave arrears and that the government is not taking it seriously.
“But this is not true. It is incorrect. No primary school teacher is owed monthly salary, or leave bonus today. The government has paid their dues,” he stated.
Adeniran enjoined teachers who may be having issues with their accounts to visit the finance department of the board or their various banks and follow the right channel in laying any form of complaints, rather than working against the directives of the government and engaging in any act that violates the law or threatens the peace of the state.
The SUBEB chairman challenged teachers in the state to improve their service delivery, advising them not to yield themselves as tools in the hands of politicians, in discrediting the unrelenting efforts of the present government.
He further admonished the leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), to call its members to order, adding that the state government would appreciate the union’s collaborative efforts to fish out perpetrators of such demeaning acts.