By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Nasarawa State Government has said that it would commence the payment of salaries of 2,250 newly employed teachers this month.
The Commissioner, Nasarawa State Ministry of Education, Hajiya Fatu Jemaita Sabo, disclosed this when the ministry appeared before the House Committee on Education to assess their 2020 budget performance in Lafia.
Sabo said the move was to ensure optimal productivity,enhance standard of education and to improve on the lives of the newly employed teachers.
The commissioner said that Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s administration has given topmost priority to the education sector for improved standard of education through its various educational policies and programmes.
When asked on when tertiary institutions are resuming in the state, the commissioner revealed that education and empowerment sub- committee on COVID-19 and leadership of the tertiary institutions in the state have already met with the state task force committee on COVID-19 and all presentations and proposals on resumption have been made and presented to the deputy governor.
She added that the ministry is awaiting directive from the state government and hopely in the next one to two weeks, higher institutions in the state will resume.
Responding, Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee said that the invitation extended to the ministry was to assess their 2020 budget performance.
Ogazi said that the committee would continue to give the ministry and the state government the necessary support in order to ensure better and improved standard of education in the state.
” We will continue to do our best in ensuring quality and improved standard of education in the state,” he said.
The committee commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for ensuring prompt payment of salaries of civil servants in the state.