Adamawa Government Does Not Do Us Justice, Says Fired Teachers
Teachers in Group D1 who were sacked by the Adamawa State Government six years ago have accused the government of not doing them justice.
More than 650 teachers said the state government had refused to pay them more than N770 million as ordered by the Labor Court after they were fired.
Speaking to reporters in Yola, the head of the sacked teachers, Mr Frederic Mbashi, said the victims and their families were suffering from extreme poverty and filth, as a result of not paying their dues as promised.
Former teachers Murtala H. Nyako, who was hired by the state governor to fill the vacancies, were fired by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri when he took over the state as interim governor in 2014.
At that time, Fintiri fired at least 2,193 D1 teachers, but 659 of them went to the labor court, demanding their 30-month unpaid leave.
Mr Mbashi said: “After we won in court, the government tried to appeal, but the court said the government had to bring our amount to court before it could appeal. In the next court case, the court reimburses the woman, and if the victims are to be reimbursed.
“Therefore, the government has called on us to reconcile. We have agreed with the government that it will recruit some of our employees, who will be assessed, and the government has assured us that it will comply with the court order. pays us 64 million to start in March 2020.
“We also agree that these qualified teachers will be made to continue teaching, those who are not qualified will be made available to other relevant departments.
“But since then, nothing has been possible. No one has told us anything about our negotiations with the government.
“And the government has not paid us a penny from our 64 million monthly contract, which will start in March,” Mbashi said.
Mbashi added that the government’s failure to deliver on its promises had prompted the sacked teachers to consult with the public prosecutor, the commissioner of education, and the chairman of the audit committee, but they all told us it was impossible to pay them because of Korona’s problem.
He was referring to the chairman of the evaluation committee who is also the DPS of the state education ministry. Sunday Stephen, said they have completed the assessment process and submitted their report to the appropriate authority.
He said, “I want you to know that we have vetted them, especially those who have gone to court, because not all of them have gone to court.
“We have vetted them, we have finalized them, we have submitted our reports to the government, but the enactment of the law due to the outbreak of the corona delays has been delayed because all government activities at that time have stopped.
“Now that things are starting to go well, all people have to do is write a reminder,” Said Sunday