“FG has agreed to pay Private School Teachers owed due to lockdown” – Private School owners association president, Yomi Otubela says

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela,

says the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers

that are currently owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March.

A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help

as they have not been paid by their management since March

when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

However The school management insists they cannot pay salaries

since they have also not made money by way of school fees.

Meanwhile Speaking on TVC on Monday morning, July 13, Mr Yomi Otubela said the association

has forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee

headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for the government to pay the salaries of the private school owners

“FG has agreed to pay Private School Teachers owed due to lockdown” - Private School owners association president, Yomi Otubela says

and that an approval has been granted to the proposal by the Federal Executive Council.

Yomi Otubela says and we quote;

”We have written to the Federal government

in order to understand that these teachers

are also teaching Nigerian children

and that they aLso need to keep them

and their families together during the lockdown.

So the Federal government has listened to our request.

Moreover We requested that the teachers salaries in private schools

should be taken over by the government

during the months of the lockdown.

We also requested for a single digit loan for private schools

to cushion the effect of the COVID19.

FURTHERMORE We requested for support

for schools that have existing loans,

that they (FG) should liase on our behalf with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN

and CBN will liase with commercial banks

and other financial institutions

to ensure that they give them soft landing in terms of moratorium

So as to repay and deduction in the interest loan.

Mr Yomi Otubela continued by saying that

The Federal government has approved

that they will take over the payment of teachers salaries.

Also The proposal was sent to the Economic Sustainability Committee

headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

and it was approve by the Federal Executive Council.

We are already talking to them to know the modalities for the disbursement”.

Mr Yomi however reveals that only private schools registered under its association

that will benefit from the Federal government’s bailout.