Benue state government Monday promised to stand behind the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), over their agitation to be included in the special salary scale for Nigerian teachers as well as increased years of service from 35 to 40.
The Benue state government also said it is ready to implement policies by the federal government benefitting teaching or non teaching staff in the state.
Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Tyavyav, who addressed members of NASU that staged a protest to Government House, stated that the Benue state government was yet to receive any communication from the federal government on the issue.
Tyavyar who on behalf of Governor Samuel Ortom said some policies by the federal government needed to be domesticated in the states before implementation.
“So until we receive the notice before we will understand its coverage. However, I want to assure you that we will be on your side when the issues are brought before us.
“This is because non academic staff and academic staff are like five and six, and anything that affects one affects the other. So, there is no need for discrimination,” he added.