Niger NUT Opposes Imposition of Levy for Printing of Promotion Letters

Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Niger State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has rejected the levy imposed on primary school teachers in the state for the photocopying of their promotion letters.

The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), had directed all primary school teachers were promoted recently to pay N300 each for the photocopy of the promotion notification letters, which the NUT described as “illegal.”

A statement that was made available to newsmen in Minna at the weekend by the union directed teachers not to comply with the directive.

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The statement, which was jointly signed by the Niger State Chairman of NUT, Mr. Akayago Adamu Mohammed, and the Principal Assistant Secretary General, Mr. Labaran Garba, also asked for a refund to any teacher that has paid the levy.

“The leadership of the NUT in Niger State also frowned at this act and wishes to categorically state that the Niger State Wing is not aware, informed or have ever directed for such illegal collection.

“It, therefore, condemns such action in the strongest terms and warns that any official of the union or head teacher involved in such act would be dealt with decisively according to the provisions of the union’s constitution.”

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The statement also directed the Chanchaga Local Government’s branch to refund all money collected “in the name of photocopies to the affected teachers and submit a formal report of compliance to the unions’s state wing secretariat.

The statement concluded by calling on all her members at both primary and post primary schools “to as a matter of concern always report shoddy behaviours/ deeds of the union officials directly to the state headquarters of the union.”

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