Kaduna government announces tax waiver for teachers

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna

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The Kaduna State Government has announced tax waiver for public secondary and primary school teachers in the State.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Jafaru Sani stated this at a press briefing in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria.
Sani said, from March, the Pay As You Earn tax will no longer be deducted from teachers salaries, so as to improve their take home pay.
According to him, the measure was to boost the morale of the teachers, pending when the new teachers salary structure would take effect.
Voice of Nigeria reports that the state government had on 1st February, announced plans to increase teachers salary by 32.5 percent and other incentives to make the teaching profession attractive.
The commissioner explained that the new salary structure was being worked out by the office of the Head of Service, Accountant General and Ministry of Finance.
“This is a demonstration of the the State government’s commitment to improving the welfare of teachers. With this tax waiver, I am sure that the quality of life of our teachers will greatly improve, until the new salary structure takes effect anytime soon,” he stressed.
On teachers recruitment, Sani stated that the State’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) would soon begin issuance of appointment letters to the no less than 15,000 successful applicants.
Omolayo.A