The Adamawa chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has kicked against the move for reversal of the current e-payment for teachers’ salaries in the state.
Comrade Rodney Nathan, the Chairman of the wing stated the union’s stand on the matter on Monday in Yola while speaking with newsmen.
Recalls that the Adamawa House of Assembly in a recently resolution called for the suspension of the mode of payment and reversal to the ‘table payment ‘ model for three months.
Nathan said that it was regrettable that while the whole world had adopted digital ways of doing things, Adamawa wanted to revert to the analogue system. The chairman said that the union would employ every possible means to oppose the house resolution.
He, however, said that the union was still waiting the action of the governor on this and that he believed he would not subscribe to such an unpopular resolution.
According to him, nobody can scrap e-payment of teachers’ salaries in Adamawa. “We are not happy with the house of assembly’s resolution on e-payment for teachers in the state.
“E-payment was the primary request the NUT put forward to Gov. Mohammed Bindow during his campaign in 2015. “The first thing he did for teachers was the implementation of this primary request which has brought so many benefits to teachers in the state.
“We wonder why some people will just wake up one day and try to scrap it when the whole world is migrating to the digital system. “Before the implementation of e-payment, teachers were not benefiting from the 27.5 per cent increment on N18,000 minimum wage.
“We are enjoying all these now and some people want us to go back to the old system that was not favourable to us.
“I want to assure you that we will do everything within our means to resist such an unpopular policy,” Nathan said.