The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubelahas come out to make a big revelation. He said the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers. This is to help tecahers being owed by their school management since the lock down started in March.
A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help as they have not been paid by their management since March. Recall that schools have been shut down due to the Corona virus pandemic. Many school managements insists they cannot pay salaries as they didn’t make any money.
Mr Yomi Otubela made this known by speaking on TVC today. Otubela said the association forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. This is to enable the government to pay the salaries of the private school owners. He said that an approval has been granted to the proposal by the Federal Executive Council.
Part of his speech on the morning show today reads:
”We have written to the Federal government to understand that these teachers are teaching Nigerian children. They need to keep them and their families together during the lock down.
So the Federal government has listened to our request. We requested that the teachers salaries in private schools should be taken over by the government during the months of the lock down.
NAPPS also requested for a single digit loan for private schools to cushion the effect of the COVID19.
We requested for support for schools that have existing loans, that they (FG) should liase on our behalf with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and CBN will liase with commercial banks and other financial institutions to ensure that they give them soft landing in terms of moratorium to repay and deduction in the interest loan.
The Federal government has approved that they will take over the payment of teachers salaries.
The proposal was sent to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. It was approved by the Federal Executive Council.
We are already talking to them to know the modalities for the disbursement”.
More so, he pointed out that only private schools registered under its association that will benefit.