I write to deliver the heartfelt complaints of Kano state primary school teachers to Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje with respect to recent minimum wage payments. As the majority of civil servants were laughing, commending, and extending multitudes of compliments to Gov. Ganduje for this prompt payment of the new minimum wage, primary school teachers are left in pains, anguish and tears. Failure to solve it will affect the morale of these teachers with resultant effects of not making the desired impact on the students’ education.
Also, it is interesting that workers in some sectors of Kano state civil service received the increase of N6,000, N15,000 up to N20,000 in their salaries In contrast, singling primary school teachers with paltry amounts. I am hurt by this misfortune omission, hence bringing it to public scrutiny. It is painful to hear that some teachers have been paid below N1000, while some received N2000, and based on what I heard from the media, not anyone with higher than N3000 as his minimum wage increase.
Worse still is, some are yet to receive even the small increase of the minimum wage. Therefore, as concerned citizens, we are still yet to come to terms with the kind of salary scale used to arrive at these minimal figures.