The National Chairman, The United Registered Political Parties(URPP); A Pressure Umbrella body for all Political Parties in Nigeria, Comrade Michael Obasuyi has written to the Secretary-General, Nigeria Union of Teachers on the Letter published by NUT, nominating Gov. Obaseki as best Performing Governor 2019.

Below is the Letter which he sent personally, and made available to the press;

The Secretary-General,
Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT),
National Teacher’s House,
Along Airport Rd,
Lugbe, Abuja.
Tel: 07032337900

Dear Dr. Mike Ike Ene,

My attention has been drawn to your recent Letter Ref.: NUT/HQS/WTD/10/183, dated 24th September, 2019, which was signed by your very self, where you wrote to His Excellency, Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki; Governor of Edo State.

In your Letter, you stated categorically that your Union(NUT) shall be honouring Governor Godwin Obaseki as the BEST PERFORMING GOVERNOR Nationwide, based on his role in “Improving Basic Education & Teacher’s Welfare”. Personally, I see this as a big lie from the very Pit of Hell. My reasons are not farfetched and are also visibly manifested, even before a blind man.

First, let me State that this Administration has not improved the basic Educational System in Edo State as you claimed. How many Schools has he renovated/built compared to the last Administration?, how many Edo Children attending Public Primary Schools can boast of good classrooms conditions? As I write you this letter, there are several Primary Schools in the State lacking Chairs and Tables, having leaky roofs, with poor Children sitting on the bare cold floor to learn, and the NUT EDO STATE BRANCH knows this.

Most critically, talking about Teacher’s welfare, I am well aware you are also aware that Edo is below the gene-pool when it comes to Salaries and renumeration of Teaching staffs. Their Delta State Counterparts, and a host of other States get higher pay. Actually, I have not seen how this Government Cather’s for Teacher’s welfare outside what’s statutorily expected of it. Maybe I should also write your other State wings to share their opinions on this matter.

By this your Letter, it is clear that you have gone partisan, and Edo State wing of NUT has been brainwashed, as this clearly can not be the Voice of the hardworking Teachers in Edo State.

One would at least expect you to do your due diligence, fact findings, before taking such infamous decision, which clearly is not unanimous.

I therefore, urge you to quickly rescind your decision, withdraw you Letter and nominate another who is worthy of such honour. Maybe His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, because clearly Edo is not on the list of Performing Governor’s at this time.

Please kindly accept the best assurances of my kind regards.

Hon. Michael Obasuyi,
Former HOR Candidate.

Cc: NUT National Chairman,

URPP National Secretariat.

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