Primary Schools Teachers in Taraba State have been encouraged to be more patient as efforts are being intensified to ensure that, all their outstanding salary arrears are settled.
The appeal was made by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Darius Ishaku, Sylvanus Yakubu Giwa yesterday in his office at the Government House Jalingo while briefing journalists on the efforts made by State Government to address the salary issue that has lingered for quite some time now.
Sylvanus Giwa maintained that the grassroot verification exercise is aimed at ascertaining the exact numbers of primary schools teachers across the State so that they too will begin to enjoy their monthly emoluments just like any other civil servant in the State and advised them to see the exercise as a way of ending the ills that has pervaded the primary school sector in the State.
He posited that when the exercise is completed, teachers in the State and indeed the pupils will have a cause to smile and tasks them to avoid skepticism of government policies and programmes, stressing that, the exercise is gradually yielding the desired result.
The SSA media and publicity lamented that some unscrupulous elements who have been feeding fat on the unfortunate situation are doing everything possible to frustrate Government’s efforts to end their illicit acts.
Sylvanus Giwa reiterated Government’s resolve to deal decisively with anyone found culpable of taking salaries that does not genuinely belong to him, asserting that, very soon government will be vindicated in taking the bold step to end salary scam in the State.
He however appeaeled for calm among teachers and challenged them to always use the most germain and acceptable means of channeling their grievances instead of resorting to demonstrations, adding that, constructive criticisms will be accepted by government and advised the public not to rely on unfounded stories that are often spread by those that do not wish the government of the day well.