Education Ministry Groan Over Unpaid Salaries

Shekarau Education Minister

Ibrahim Shekarau Minister of Education

By Simon Ateba

Ibrahim Shekarau Minister of Education
Ibrahim Shekarau Minister of Education

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education staff in Abuja are groaning over two months of unpaid salaries, reliable sources said on Monday.

Th‎e sources said they were last paid in September and were asked to be ‎patient in October.

A circular in October informed them that their salaries would be paid within weeks due to some “hitches” in the Ministry.

But since then, October and November have long gone without salaries, and without comforting words from the authorities.

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“I cannot talk because I am civil servant. But all the staff at the Ministry of Education here in Abuja have not been paid for two months,” a source said, pleading anonymity.

“They told us in October to be patient. But October has gone. November has also gone. We are already in December and nothing seems to be happening,” a worker said.

The worker added: “Please ‎help us. We have children and bills to pay. Things are really hard, this is December and everything is now expensive.”

Attempt to get official reaction from the Ministry of Education in Abuja proved abortive.

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