BY Aishatu Tijani
The Executive Council of Nigeria Union of Teachers, (NUT), Adamawa State wing paid a courtesy call on the Executive Chairman, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB ), Dr. Hassan Mohammmed Toungo, on Monday 26th October ,2015.
The State chairman of the Union Comrade Dauda Maina while stating the reason for their visit intimated the Leadership of ADSUBEB a number of issues challenging the union. According to the Chairman, some of these challenges include the need to address the engagement of unqualified teachers to teach at the basic level of Education. Others are matters related to the three years outstanding Leave Transport Grant. Comrade Dauda Maina observed that there is a communication gap between the Board and the Ministry for local government and he called on the Board to ensure that such gaps which are inimical to the welfare of their members are effectively bridged.
In his response, the Executive Chairman (ADSUBEB), Dr. Hassan Mohammmed Toungo, expressed apprciation to the Union and commended them for intimating him about these crucial matters. Dr. H. M Toungo says as someone who has been a teacher all through his life, right from primary, to Tertiary level, teachers' welfare has always been his priority. In his word “ I remain a teacher and value the teaching profession”
The Executive chairman informed the union that he has personally discussed and presented a memo to the Executive Governor, His Excellency , Sen. Mohammmed Umaru Jibrilla regarding the issues. He assured them that the Adamawa State Government is committed to the welfare of teachers and assured them that the payment of all outstanding entitlements will commence within the shortest possible time.