As at January 4, 2018, 22 states were owing their teachers at least three months’ salaries. When the news of Paris Club refund to states by the Federal Government broke, many long-suffering workers were overjoyed that their days of misery would soon come to an end. The Paris Club became popular in the country about 12 years ago when it rated the Federal Government’s economic reforms as far-reaching and focused. Buhari at a meeting with members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers, had decried the way the Paris Club refund was spent by some state governors. Bello, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja, claimed that the state is no longer owing workers’ salaries.
Source: The Guardian January 14, 2018 03:45 UTC