The Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT, has appealed to the Enugu State Government to pay teachers’ gratuity arrears that have lingered for over three years.
The Chairman of NUT Enugu State Wing, Mr Paul Ozor, made the appeal in Enugu.
He noted that the payment of the arrears would help to alleviate the challenges being faced by teachers after retirement.
‘‘Since 2015, no gratuity payment for primary school teachers in the state and our retired senior citizens, who have served the state meritoriously are not happy with the development.
Mr Ozor also revealed that the pension payment for retired teachers was paid last in September, 2017.
He commended the state government for an up-to-date and prompt payment of teachers’ salaries in the state.
The chairman also urged the state government to donate buses to primary schools as done to each secondary school in the state.