Gov Mbah brings succour to ESCET workers, approves payment of over N467m 8-month inherited salary arrears

At last , workers of Enugu State College of Education Technical ( ESCET) Enugu wiill heave a sigh of relief as Enugu State Governor , Dr. Peter Mbah, has graciously, approved the payment of eight-month salary arrears valued at over N467m, which were owed the academic, non-academic, Part-Time and casual staff of the College, before his administration.

A breakdown of the approval are eight-month salary arrears of 299 academic staff and non-academic staff of ESCET valued at N384m, salary arrears of part-time lecturers valued at N69.2m, and salary arrears of casual staff valued at N13.8m. The total came to N467,061,600.

This, according to government, is in line with Governor Mbah’s promise to turn the state’s education sector around.

Pix- Gov Mbah

It could be recalled that the Mbah Administration earmarked N158.78bn, representing 33 per cent of the state’s 2024 budget for the education sector, being the highest both in terms of per capita and percentage of total budget sum in the country as well as higher than UNESCO’s recommended benchmark of 15 per cent – 20 per cent of total annual budget.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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