PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers. This approval is coming as part of the message and incentive by the Federal Government to mark this year’s World Teachers Day, today, October 5, 2020.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who announced this Monday in a speech he read while representing the President at an event said President Buhari has also increased the years of service for teachers from 35 to 40 years.
The Nigerian teachers over the years have been agitating for amongst several other things increase in their retirement age, increase in salary and better welfare packages.
In making the announcement at the 2020 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja, President Buhari explained that the implementation of the new teachers’ salary scheme was to encourage the teachers in delivering better services.