By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) has explained that the delay in paying some primary school teachers February salary, is as a result of technical hitches which will soon be rectified .
A statement signed by Malam Ahmed Sani, the Head of Human Resource Department, however said that First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has successfully paid teachers in five local government areas.
According to the statement, the bank explained that the problem is ‘’attributed to the severe network challenges that all banks are facing, as a result of a deluge of online transfers, occasioned by the naira redesign policy.’’
The statement listed the local government areas whose teachers have been paid as Ikara, Igabi, Jaba, Kauru and Sanga area councils.
The salaries of teachers in 14 local government areas are pending on the bank’s platform and they include, Kaduna North, Makarfi, Soba and Zaria area councils, as well as Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas.
The Human Resources Head added that salaries of Kubau, Lere, Sabon Gari, Kaduna South, Jema’a, Zangon Kataf and Kudan local governments teachers are also pending.
According to the statement, ‘’the bank has isolated all the outstanding salary payments and they are being treated manually for them to be closed without further delay.’’
KADSUBEB assured ‘’ all the teachers that the bank is doing everything possible to ensure speedy payment and relevant update will be provided as soon as the situation improves.’’
The statement however, pointed out that ‘’the following local government areas are yet to send their staff salaries to KADSUBEB: Kaura, Kachia, Kagarko and Birnin Gwari.’