The Kogi State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has lamented the poor salaries their members receive.
This was made known by the State chairman of the Union, Mr. Joel Salifu.
He noted that the Teachers in the state have been complaining about the meagre N6000 take home salaries they are paid, noting that the amount is far below the minimum wage.
Salifu who has just been inaugurated as the new chairman of the Union made this known at the handing over ceremony on Tuesday held at the Union Secretariat in Lokoja.
“Teachers are not happy with what they are receiving in Kogi State. For how long are we going to continue like this? Teachers collect peanuts as take-home pay despite the current economic quagmire. This is not fair if our leaders are sincere in handling their employees,” he said.
He beckoned on the Federal and state governments to do something to improve the plight of the teachers.