WRITER GOVERNOR WIKE OVER UNPAID SALARY ARREARS
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The national standing committee of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have commenced investigation into the alleged missing N10 million from the union building fund.
The union said the money which was generated by the immediate past state chairman comrade Chief Godfrey Nwogu was missing from the union’s state account.
According to the petitioner who is also the branch chairman of Port Harcourt city local government of the union, comrade Barrister Dolphin Nsirim said the way the money missed from the union’s fund was unconstitutional
Nsirim also alleged that the fencing of the over twelve plots of land which has collapsed was not discoursed in any of the state wing executive council (SWEC) meeting or with any member of the Union committee member in line with the Union constitution.
Recall that the Union new state Secretariat popularly called teachers’ house a two -story building under construction along the famous Obiri-Ikwerre road off East-West road collapsed for reason yet unknown.
Some state officers have asked the state chairman Sir Lucky Nkpogene to invite the engineer for questioning by the Union, but the idea was ignored.
Addressing the state wing executive council members yesterday in Port Harcourt, the national president of the Union comrade Michael Olukoya said “teachers pay dues for a purpose and when the purpose is not achieved then there is no need for the union to exist”.
The president directed the union secretary to produce all the minutes of the Union.
Olukoya said “if the treasure base of the nation cannot pay salary what will happen to others I have directed that a letter should be sent to the state governor seeking for audience with the Union apex leadership so as to complement the effort of the state wing.