The Taraba State government has released the sum of N600 million for the payment of salary arrears of primary school teachers in the state.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, Mallam Hassan Mijinyawa, disclosed this to Daily Trust in an interview. He said the state government owed teachers three months’ salaries, leading to a strike action by teachers.
He said the strike ended after the money was released as agreed with the teachers.
Chairman of the State Primary Education Board, Mr. Yakubu Agwaizo, has confirmed release of the money and commended the government.