2019: Wike Gets Teachers Endorsement
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, have gotten teachers endorsement in the state for a second term in office.
Speaking on behalf of Rivers teachers, at the Government House in Port Harcourt, yesterday, Chairman of the state wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUJ), Nkpogone Lucky, said in 2019, teachers will massively vote Wike.
He said: “Teachers have endorsed you for re-election. We are not politicians but we shall deliver our votes en masse for you. In 2019, we want to see you continue as governor of Rivers state. We want you to continue your good works for the state.”
Lucky commended the governor on regular payment of teachers’ salaries and placement of the welfare of teachers on priority list.
In his response, Wike assured the NUT that his administration will continue to invest in massive development of infrastructure in the education sector and also, disclosed that his administration will introduce incentives and allowances for teachers in rural areas.
The governor assured that some teachers omitted from the salary spreadsheet for February and March 2016 will be addressed.
He added that promotion for teachers that has been verified will be handled by the administration.