By: Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, has commended the leadership of the State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), for the sustainance of high educational standard in the State.
Chief Ojuko, who acknowledged that the union is putting more efforts in ensuring good records and performance in the sector at all times, was speaking while receiving the newly elected Executive of the union, led by its Chairman, Comrade Adebanjo Titilope, in his Office in Abeokuta.
The Commissioner said the Governor Ibikunle Amosun led administration would not relent at ensuring prompt payment of teacher’s salaries and entitlements, noting that the role of teachers cannot be over emphasised, as they are the key agent of change in raising future generations.
“This present administration in Ogun, is responsible and would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those in charge of raising the future generation of this state are adequately taken care of.
“Let me, on behalf of the State government, assure you, that Local Government autonomy, that you crave for, can only be a success, with adequate funding.
“Government has been augumenting what comes from Abuja since I became Commissioner in this dispensation, hence the government must be commended,” Chief Ojuko said.
In his response, Comrade Titilope promised the unalloyed support of the NUT to the State Government, stating that the union is pleased with the prompt payment of salaries and allowances of primary school teachers as well as arrears of the 2015 promotion.
He added that the union appreciated the state government for using the Paris Club funds to offset deduction arrears of workers.
According to him, the Amosun administration has proven itself to be a government of all, by making the welfare of the workforce a priority.
The State NUT boss said the union is fully aware of government’s intervention in the area of staff welfare, assuring that the NUT would continue to bridge the communication gap and erase all ill- feelings as well as ensure cordial relationship among it, the Ministry and the State at large.
Chairman, Mokoloki Ofada LCDA, Hon. Kudirat Balogun, appreciated the leadership of the NUT for retracing their steps and joining hands with the state government in its rebuilding mission.
The Government, she said, would always create an enabling environment at all times to foster harmonious relationship.