Kogi NUT calls for the immediate sack of commissioner

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.

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