Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi received loud ovations from teachers across the state as he unfolded plans to uplift their morale and make life more abundant for them.
No fewer than 5,000 teachers thronged into the popular Ekiti Parapo Pavilion where the governor engaged them.
The teachers who spoke through leaders of unions said they were impressed by the feats recorded in the last 100 days of the Fayemi-led administration.
The State chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr. Samuel Olugbesan, lauded the governor’s initiatives on quick reforms aimed at restoring the lost glory of the state’s education sector.
Olugbesan said the N200 million released as car and housing loans to teachers, arrears of rural and core subject allowances as well as instructional materials and work tools given by the Fayemi-led government to teachers are evidence that the governor is keenly interested in the education sector.
According to the state NUT chairman, Ekiti teachers are fully in support of the present government because they know that “this is their government”.
In the same vein, the State Chairman of All Nigeria Conference Of Principals Of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Mr. Abiodun Omotoso, thanked Fayemi for paying the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration fee for about 14,000 students, saying the gesture had lightened the burden of parents many of whom were owed salaries by the immediate past administration.
Omotoso urged the governor to reflect the promotion of workers in the payment of their salary, noting that though the past administration gave the notional promotion, the present administration should attach financial benefits to it.