Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has appealed to the government to address the issue of payment of gratuities and pensions so as to make retirement life joyful for teachers across the country.
The national president of NUT, Dr Muhammed Idris, made the plea at the 2019 World Teachers’ Day celebrations organised by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos State Wing,on Saturday in Lagos. The theme of this year’s celebration is: “Young Teacher; The Future of the Profession.”
The World Teachers’ Day is held annually on Oct. 5, to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers. Every teacher across the country deserves to be purposeful fulfilled and find fulfillment after retirement.
Dr Muhammed Idris said,
“NUT has observed with dismay the plights of retired teachers who, despite their toils, sacrifices and had performed meritorious services to the nation, are denied retirement benefits. The establishment of the contributory pension scheme in the country is a right step in the right direction. However, the scheme is engulfed in teething challenges in some states of the federation.”