Rivers state teachers protest five years unpaid salaries
Primary and Secondary Schools’ teachers of Rivers State-owned tertiary institutions are currently protesting over non-payment of their salaries running into five years.
The teachers who tutor in primary and secondary schools belonging to the Rivers State University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and the Ken Saro–Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, wondered why Governor Nyesom Wike would give N500million to the Sokoto state government over a burnt market while refusing to pay them for five years and counting.
The protesting teachers, numbering over 250, with placards and banners, alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced within the period.
They were accompanied by their children, as well as sympathizers from the civil society organizations in the state.