The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose on Friday alleged that his predecessor now minister of Mines and Steel development, Kayode Fayemi is the one advising Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack Kaduna state teachers said to have failed a competency test.
A statement issued by the Ekiti governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, reports his principal as making this claim during an interactive session with heads of public primary and secondary schools in the state.
Newsworth recalls that over 20, 000 teachers were sacked by the Kaduna state government, claiming that they had failed its competency test conducted early in June 2017.
On Monday, teachers in public primary schools in Kaduna State stayed away from classrooms in compliance with a directives of the Nigeria Union of Teachers that they should embark on an indefinite strike to force the El-Rufai’s administration to reverse the sack. The governor is however insisting that there’s no going back on the strike.
While boasting about prevailing over the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti, Fayose said, “let Fayemi come and contest and test his popularity. It is him we need. He is now advising Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to sack teachers and saying that they must be tested and sacked. He is saying that the test is in the right direction.
“We have not changed the teachers and we have moved to number one in NECO, WAEC examinations. We won’t sack teachers in this state, you all know that you would have been sacked had Fayemi won the poll brought me back,” the Ekiti governor said.