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Unpaid Salaries Teachers in Rivers State sue governor

According to the teachers, who are the claimant in a law suit filed, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, ordered that the state stops payment of their salaries.

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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has been sued by 254 teachers, who took him to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Bayelsa, over unpaid salaries.

Report has it that the teachers have not been paid since February 2016, based on an instruction given by the governor.

He had allegedly ordered that wages paid to teachers of primary and demonstration schools of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education and Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, be stopped.

A law suit was filed by the agitators in a bid to ensure the payment of their salaries, which has accumulated for five months.

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According to Punch, the teachers appealed to “the court to declare their appointments valid and subsisting, also joined Attorney-General of Rivers State (2nd defendant) and their various institutions – RSUST, IAUE and KSWP (3rd defendant) in the suit.”

Also in the law suit, the claimants appealed to the court to give an injunction that will restrain the state government from terminating their contracts.

The case has been adjourned till July 12, for further hearing.

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