Taraba State Government says no going back on the ongoing Biometrics screening exercise embarked upon by the State Government to ascertain the exact numbers of Primary Schools Teachers on Government payroll.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, Mr. Sylvanus Yakubu Giwa while briefing Government House Press Crew, hence the need for the people of the State to explore dialogue as a means of addressing issues rather than being confrontational.
Sylvanus Giwa said the protest on Monday by a faceless group was uncalled for and reaffirmed Government’s determination to continue with the screening of teachers until ghost workers are completely eradicated from the payroll of Taraba State Universal Basic Education Board TSUBEB.
The Senior Special Assistant maintained that gone were the days of using uncivilised way of resolving issues and called on the people of the State to always use dialogue as the only viable means of addressing problems.
He added that, the exercise is also meant to reposition the activities of TSUBEB in the State and challenged those that are incitiing teachers to embark on protest to desist from such acts, positing that, they do not have the interest of teachers at heart.
He revealed that Government wants what is best for teachers in Taraba State and no amount of intimidation or protest as being carried out by people who are outrightly stealing what belongs to teachers will stop her.
He further pointed out that their evil deeds have caught up with them and now, they have resorted to inciting teachers to embark on protest with a view to embarassing the present administration in the State.
Sylvanus Giwa stressed that, due process will be strictly followed and challenged politicians who are heating up the process to desist as Government is determined to deal with any person found meddling in the Biometrics exercise in the State.
The Governor’s spokesman mentioned that, when the exercise is concluded more teachers will be recruited with a view to further enhancing the standard of education thereby, bettering the lives of teachers.
He added that recently, Taraba State Governor lifted the ban on employment in the State which is aimed at bringing on board more people in the State Civil Service.