Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has described it as blackmail on the part of the government for teachers and schools who could not explain how they spent the running grants given to them previously to have used public sentiment to rubbish the image of the government by claiming that they had not received grants for two consecutive terms.
Governor Makinde, while addressing the public at the Omituntun 2020 Mega Praise and End of the Year Thanksgiving service held this Tuesday at the remembrance arcade, Agodi, Ibadan, reacted to the claim of the Oyo State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, that examination questions for pupils were written on boards because the state government had yet to give primary schools across the state running grants, and explained that teachers and the schools they are attached to couldn’t give an account of how they spent a whooping sum of grants previously given to them, a development that made him rejected the proposed grant documents brought to him.
Governor Makinde noted that the union members who went on air to rubbish the image of the government are biased and challenged them to wash their dirty linen in public, stating that he who comes into equity must come with clean hands.
Governor Makinde who maintained that when the schools give an account of how they spent the running grants previously given to them, the state will give them a new grant, harped that all individuals who have looted and mismanaged the limited resources of the state will soon face the newly inaugurated Anti-corruption Agency, OYACA, and vomit all they have swallowed.
It would be recalled that the Oyo State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, on Monday, said examination questions for pupils were written on blackboards because the state government had yet to give primary schools across the state running grants.
The union said primary schools had not received grants for two consecutive terms. It also added that secondary schools had not received grants for the just concluded first term and that they were paid half of the grants due to them for the previous term.
This development, the union said necessitated the writing of examination questions on the board for pupils during their first term examination.