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Lockdown: FG To Pay Salaries Of Private School Teachers

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Tobi Adebayo 

The Federal Government has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers being owed by the managements since schools were shut down in March 2020

President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela.
Otubela, said this in a statement on Monday.

Otubele, however noted that only private schools that belonged to the association would benefit from the payment.

“We have written to the Federal government to understand that these teachers are teaching Nigerian children and that they need to keep them and their families together during the lockdown.

“So the Federal government has listened to our request. We requested that the teachers salaries in private schools should be taken over by the government during the months of the lockdown.

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” We also requested for a single digit loan for private schools to cushion the effect of the COVID19.

“We requested for support for schools that have existing loans, that the federal government should talk on our behalf with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and CBN will relate with commercial banks and other financial institutions to ensure that they give them soft landing in terms of moratorium to repay and deduction in the interest loan.

“Private schools proprietors are already in talks with the FG to know the modalities for the disbursement,” the statement read

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