According to reports, the Kano State Government said it had approved N578 million for the payment of 44, 654 primary school teachers and other non-teaching personnel under the state’s Universal Basic Education Board.
The Commissioner for Information, Malam Mohammed Garba, made this known on Tuesday in a statement by the Press Secretary to the state Governor, Mallam Ameen Yassar.
He said the amount would cater for those who had been notionally promoted in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
He stated that the State Executive council, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, approved the payment, which takes effect from June 2017, following negotiations with representatives of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).
“After series of deliberations between the government and the unions, especially in view of the financial situation, it was unanimously agreed that the workers would forfeit their arrears.
“As at May, 2017, the state government was paying the primary school teachers N2. 33 billion, but with the new development, their salaries would rise to N2. 91 billion,” he said.
According to him, the council has directed the Ministry of Finance and Office of the Accountant General to ensure that implementation of the increased salaries from the month of June, 2017 begins immediately,” he said.