The National Leadership the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT ) has lauded Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for paying attention to Teachers welfare in Adamawa state.
The commendation was made by the National President of the Union Comrade Michael Alugba Olukoya when he led executive members of the National secretariat on a thank you visit to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola.
Comrade Michael Olukoya explained that they were at Government to thanked Governor Jibrilla for giving Teachers all the necessary support and cooperation as well as granting Teachers enabling environment to perform their duties effectively and commended the Governor for appointing Julius Kadala as Honourable Commissioner ministry of Education which he described as a tremendous success to NUT.
He also appreciated the Governor's effort in declaring state of emergency on Educational sector in the state, and also commended him for providing infrastructure by transforming Adamawa state to a city ."I want to appreciate you on your courage, on your stand on giving Local Government Autonomy " he added.
While responding, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla says his administration is Transparent and assured that Teachers must be rewarded and they would be on first line charge in terms of salary payment.
The Governor described Education as the bedrock of development, "With out Teachers there is no any development on Earth ", explaining that already his administration has declared a state of emergency on Education in order to improve the standard and quality of Education in Adamawa state.
The Governor also lamented that his Administration has inherited seven months salary arrears owed by Teachers from the previous government, and assured that henceforth Teachers salaries and other emoluments would be given due consideration by his government.
Also in his remarks, the Secretary of Adamawa state Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlighted some of the remarkable achievements recorded by the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla in the last Two years while in office which includes infrastructural development, Declaration of State of emergency on Education and Health sectors, provision of portable Drinking water, Poverty alleviation among others.
The Governor also presented a sovenier to the visiting National President of the NUT as a mark of honour.