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Unpaid Salaries: CSO demonstration school teachers appeal to Gov Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike

Teachers of Rivers state owned demonstration primary and secondary schools, have made passionate appeal to the state governor Nyesom Wike, to pay them their almost seven months owed salaries.

The demonstration school teachers who lamented their ordeals, say life has become so unbearable for them due to their inability to meet up their personal and family obligations.

The over two hundred and fifty teachers have over the years embarked on legal and other legitimate means to prevail on the state governor, Nysome Wike to pay them their salaries which stop for some inexplicable reasons thereby putting the teachers into untold hardship.

Speaking at a press briefing, chairman of civil society organisations in Rivers state, Enefa Georgewill, said the unpaid demonstration school have at different times secured judgements against the state government at the industrial and appeal courts but the governor has refused to yield to the courts verdict.

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Enefa, pleaded with the state governor to consider the plight of the teachers and pay them.

A teacher alongside an ex-student of the demonstration school who spoke to Ait say they they have lost some fellow teachers and have suffered other form of calamities due the non payment of their salaries over the years.

As the current economic realities continue to bite harder on the unpaid demonstration school teachers, the civil society organisations and well meaning Rivers citizens are pleading for the state governor to do the needful.

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