PLENARY: Awka North PG’s Petition Anambra State House of Assembly

…Newly recruited teachers, a sabotage to our people! They cried aloud.

By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo

Association of Awka North President Generals (PG) of town Unions Men’s Wing has written a petition to the Speaker, Anambra State house of Assembly with the caption “Save Our Souls”, as the newly recruited Teachers in Awka North are a sabotage against our people. Please investigate”.

The petition was read out at plenary by Member representing Awka North Constituency, John Nwaokoye, with reference made to the newly recruited Teachers in Awka North, to the memo Nos: MOBE/AN/PS/176/I/T/143 dated July 29th and directed with reference No: ASUBEB/6T/Vol. 1x/92, to all the education secretaries in the 21 Local Government Area of the state.

The group on behave of Ndi-Awka North, thanked the Governor of Anambra State Willie Obiano for his kind gesture and consideration in approving (51) Fifty one newly recruited Teachers to Awka North.

According to the petition “While we rejoicing for the laudable gesture of the Governor for empowering a good number of teachers, observation came that a good number of the listed Teachers, who registered in Awka North were by Proxy of which they are non-indigenes; while an Awka North indigenes who sat for the Teaching examination and interview were not shortlisted of which they were more than (320) three hundred and twenty trained and qualified Teachers in education from various high institutions in Nigeria.

The Association informed through their petition that the motive of the recruitment is to help the rural areas like Awka North, Ayamelum and Anambra West Council Areas, amongst areas who are disadvantaged, have trained Teachers of their own people recruited to avoid incessant working of transfers from one rural to urban centers of these Teachers after few weeks of their deployment which is a frequent situation at Awka North

The petition had the names of the fifty one recruited Teachers which from the analysis, showed that (25) twenty five are indigene while (26) twenty six are non indigene of Awka North,but mainly from Enugu and Nssuka. Nwaokoye informed the Lawmakers.

The Awka North representative frowned at the development stating that this has lingered for years and has been at the detriment of the youths of Awka North, who walk about in the streets in search of jobs, while there quota are been hijacked by some cabals who inject their children, relatives and friends.

Nwaokoye, called on the Legislators to step in and address the issue and verify the authenticity of those recruited. He presented the petition and it was referred to the Committee on Public Petition, chaired by the Deputy Majority Leader , Emeka Aforka . the Committee has been given two weeks to act on the petition.

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