|Tambuwal introduces Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure in Sokoto.|
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has implemented the
Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure (CONTISS) for
lecturers in the state, Abubakar Arzika confirmed.
Arzika who is
the chairman, College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), SSCOE
chapter, said Governor Tambuwal added that, aside fulfiling his campaign
promises, governor Tambuwal has also set the bar in education sector
and all lecturers will repay the faith.
According to him, Tertiary institutions in Sokoto State have started enjoying the CONTISS a month ago.
divulged further that, academic staff at the state-owned Umaru Ali
Shinkafi Polytechnic and Shehu Shagari College of Education are set to
organize a special prayer sessions to thank God for seeing to the end of
their struggles now that the new salary structure has been implemented.
Recall that, agitations for implementation of CONTISS started in 2008 but only reached fruition in Tambuwal’s era.
said over the years, they have organised prayer sessions seeking God’s
intervention, “now that we have achieved our aim, we will organise
another prayers to thank God and pray for the government as it seeks to
better the lots of the citizenry.”
On his part, Chairman of Sokoto
state chapter of the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council,
Abubakar S. Malami, said by proving that he is a labour-friendly
Governor, Tambuwal deserves the applause of all workers.
“We are confident that going forward, all our demands will be met,” he added.
a rationale for the implementation of the new salary structure,
Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said it was introduced to enhance
productivity and bring the pay structure of Sokoto’s tertiary
institutions at par with what is obtainable across the federation.
overall objective of the state of emergency declared in the education
sector in Sokoto is to make positive impact at all levels—basic,
secondary and tertiary. Not only does the government engage in building
new structures and rehabilitating old ones, we are fulfilling our
promise to teachers and other non academic staff.
“I recall during
one of his meetings with lecturers ahead of the 2015 elections, the
Governor promised to implement the new salary structure and today, that
promise has been fulfilled. The government will not relent in its
efforts, we are also urging the lecturers to reciprocate government
gesture by putting in their best for the development of the education
sector of Sokoto State,” he added.
Apart from staff of State
Polytechnic and the College of Education, those from College of Legal
and Islamic Studies and College of Agriculture have also benefited.
staff of College of Nursing and Midwifery and College of Health
Technology, Gwadabawa have been paid the consolidated salary structure
for health workers.
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