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Teachers protest over 5 years unpaid salaries in Rivers State

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Teachers from Primary and Secondary Schools in the Rivers State University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and the Ken Saro–Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori are currently protesting the non-payment of their salaries running into five years.

The teachers who wondered how the state government led by governor Nyesom Wike that has not paid them their salaries for almost five years would give N500 million to the Sokoto state government over a burnt market.

The protesting teachers alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced as a result of the unpaid salaries.

According to the PUNCH, the teachers, numbering over 250 did not protest alone as they came out with their children, as well as sympathizers from the civil society organizations in the state carrying placards and banners urging governor Wike to pay them their salaries.

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