Finally, El-Rufai ejects Kaduna teachers from quarters
Kaduna State government has ejected some teachers quartered in government apartment from their alloted apartment with the aid of armed military and policemen on Thursday.
The Teachers were thrown out of their apartments on the ground that they are occupying government quarters in schools other than the place they are currently teaching thereby declaring them illegal occupants.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the teachers were mal-handled by the security agents that accompany ministry staff to carry out the ejection exercise.
According to eyewitness report “the military show no respect to the teachers and maltreated them as if they are ordinary criminals, there properties were thrown out and in the process some got damage, the unfortunate thing is that there was heavy down-pour and this led to further damage of the teachers properties.
“I know a teacher who lost valuables as a result of this inhuman treatment meted on the teachers, I saw one of the teachers Glass Dining table damage and other valuables. This is sad, I was discourage as a Nigerian seeing a government maltreating staff under their employment in this manner.” The eyewitness said.
It would be recalled that a quite notice dated 10th November, 2015 was issued the teachers titled; “quit notice to illegal occupant of school quarters’ demanding that the teachers vacate their various apartments or face forceful eviction.
But in negation of the Government’s claim, the teachers insisted that they are not illegal occupants, but that they fulfilled all the condition of occupying Government quarters. They claimed to have met the provision of the PSR number. 12209 on eligibility for. Occupation of Government quarters.
But copy of the quit notice obtained by our. Correspondent read in parts: “I am directed to refer to the Ministry letter no CNC/G9/Vol1/125 of the 14th. September, 2015 on the above subject and to inform you that the notice given to those illegal occupant of school quarters would expire on the 31st December.
The letter was signed by the Director Administration and Supply, Peter. Z Ango on behalf of the Education commissioner where it was stressed that, the state government has constituted an ejection task-force to commence ejection with effect from 1st January 2016.
“I am to emphasizes, that all illegal occupants are. Strictly advised to vacate the house they are occupying. Illegally in accordance with the letter quoted above.
A senior Civil Servant who don’t want his name mentioned when approached to seek clarification on the government position refering to serving staff as illegal occupant he said: “there are three conditions on which an occupant of government quarters could be addressed as illegal occupant of government apartment.
According to him, the Civil service rule stated that “a civil servant would vacate government quarters if he/she is dismissed. And or if he/she is retired or if he is transfered. Then he must vacate government apartment.
On transfer he stressed that the civil servant is entitled to a new accommodation in his new place of posting before he can be asked to vacate his former accommodation and except accommodation is provided in the new place of posting, such civil servant cannot be addressed as illegal occupant.
But last Thursday, Kaduna State government in company of military personnel armed with guns chased this teachers out of their apartment, dumped their properties in the rain, our investigation revealed that some of the teachers have no place to go because of the economic condition in he country and have to put up with friends and family.
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