By James Samuel
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Niger State chapter has commended the State government for setting up the civil servant screening committee.
The commendation was made in a statement issued by the Principal Assistant Secretary of the Union, comrade Labaran Garba.
The Union said the screening exercise is to ensure decent, discipline and genuine workforce in the state civil service.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Union has been drawn to a media publication where the chairman of the screening committee, Engineer Muhammed Ibrahim Panti said eighty percent of Ministry of Education staff possessed fake certificates.
The Union observed that such statement is defamatory and unacceptable as the screening exercise is still ongoing and that the committee has not submitted its report.
The Union therefore called on the screening committee to immediately retract the statement.
He therefore stated clearly that it will continue to synergies with the organised labour and the state government in partnership in its efforts to ensure a decent, discipline and genuine workforce in the state.
It further said it will not relent in protecting the interests of the teachers and teaching profession.
The Union then reminded all Teachers under the employment of state government who have outstanding issues not hesitate to visit a centre which is located at David Umar road Minna, before 24 September this year for clearance and to avoid being declared absconded.
By James Samuel