The Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT, National Headquarters has indefinitely suspended the state Chairman, Secretary and account clerk of the Kwara State wing of the union over alleged financial Fraud.
It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC last week paraded the state chairman, account clerk and a permanent secretary and director in the state Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB of N31 million of 400 Ghost teachers salaries was traced to the trios private accounts
The suspended state leadership are comrades Saliu Toyin ,Kwara NUT chairman, com. Idris jamiu Ola,state secretary, com, Tijani Lateef,Account clerk
Speaking with newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday the National President of the Union Comrade Dr Nasir Idris said the union would not condone corruption, impunity and connivance of any individuals to deny the teachers their right no matter how highly placed.
Com Idris, represented by 1st Vice President Com Samuel Kayode Akosile noted that what happened recently in Kwara NUT is a betrayal of trust and unacceptable to the National leadership of the Union
According to him, “The National President and the Trustees of the union have been thrown into sleepless nights since last weekend. This ignominious act has brought disrepute to our union and the National standing Committee views it as an abominable Act, which is against the oath to protect, defend and help uplift the standard of living of our fellow teachers”
The Union further assured Nigerian Teachers that the shameful acts of Kwara NUT officials would not repeat itself again, assuring that the National leadership of the Union would continue to protect and ensure equal justice for all Teacher and would not engaged in an abominable act that would bring disrepute to the union
However, Com. Chief Olu Adewara has been appointed as acting state chairman while Com. Aremu Rasheed Mayaki will now act as Acting state Secretary.