Just in: Teachers in Rivers protest 5-year unpaid salaries

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Primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State owned tertiary institutions are presently protesting over five years of unpaid salaries by the state government.

Punch reports that they alleged that their salaries were stopped on February 18, 2016, by the Nyesom Wike-led administration.

The over 250 affected teachers are from the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Demonstration Secondary School, Ndele; Rivers State University International Secondary and Staff School, Port Harcourt; and the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Comprehensive Secondary School, Bori.

The protesters were out with their children and sympathisers from different civil organisations pleaded that the unpaid salaries have brough them hardship.

They also claimed that about 10 teachers have lost their lives because of the financial challenges.

Recall that the teachers had earlier called on the state governor, Nyesom Wike to pay the salaries and accruing arrears to cushion the financial difficulty they were facing over the past five years.

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