The Kogi State branch of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has called on the state government to immediately sack the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs , Alhaji Ndamodu Ali, from the cabinet, for misleading the state government over the on-going strike action by teachers in the state.
The chairman of the NUT branch in the state, Suleman Abdullahi, who made the call while addressing a press conference in his office, said the commissioner ‘s report that there were 3,303 ghost teachers on the payroll of the government was a gross misrepresentation of facts as all the teachers spread across the 21 Local Government Councils can be accounted.
The state House of Assembly has however summoned the commissioner Ndamodu Ali, to clarify what it called serious inconsistencies in his report to the governor, Capt. Idris Wada, on the screening and verification of primary school teachers in the state.
Sulaiman stated that the union would be protesting on the streets of the state capital, Lokoja, on the October 5, to protest the continuous retention of Ali, as member of the state executive council, as the union has every reason to believe that he has no capacity to function in such sensitive body.