Ogun To Begin Implementation Of 27.5% Teachers Peculiar Allowance
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that the state is set to begin immediate implementation of the 27.5 per cent Peculiar Allowance earlier approved for teachers nationwide.
He made this known at the grand reception held in honour of six winners from the state, who excelled at the 2013 President’s Teacher and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA) and students, who emerged second overall at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) National Quiz Competition at the Oba’s Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Governoe Amosun said, this would make the state the first to effect the payment in the country, while also re-affirming his government’s unwavering commitment to the prompt payment of teachers’ salaries and allowances as well as training and re-training to improve quality service delivery.
He added that although the newly approved allowance was not planned for in the state’s 2014 budget, the State House of Assembly would be formally informed in the supplementary budget.
“The role of teachers in building our future leaders is second to none and the place of Ogun as the first recipient of western education in Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized. We have put all machinery in motion to blaze the trail with the immediate implementation of 27.5 percent peculiar teachers allowance earlier approved from the initial 15 per cent.
“As we have also started paying teachers salaries before the end of the month without waiting for Joint Allocation Committee, which could bring about a two-week delay in payment, because we are striving hard to increase our Internally Generated Revenue. In Nigeria today, we are second to Lagos in the whole federation generating more than we receive from Abuja,” he added.