Tuesday, 7 June 2016

HEART BREAKING:---Ekiti teacher steals pot of amala over unpaid salary

Ekiti teacher steals pot of
amala over unpaid salary


– A teacher who works at Ekiti Baptist
High School, steals a pot of amala from
her neighbour’s kitchen due to unpaid
salary
– The teacher takes the pot of amala
to her own room and serves her two
children the amala with palm oil
– The owner of the food touched by
the action of the teacher, went back to
her apartment and brought soup for the
teacher and her children to eat to
satisfaction
There was drama in Igede Ekiti, the headquarters of
Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area in Ekiti
state on Sunday, June 5, after a teacher (name
withheld), stole a pot of yam flour meal,
popularly known as amala, from a neighbour’s flat.
According to a source that lives within the Odogede
area where the incident occurred, the teacher who
works at Ekiti Baptist High School, stole the pot of
amala from her neighbour’s kitchen, took it to her
own room and served her two children the amala
with palm oil, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that the incident happened in a
building made up of three flats.




Fayose distributing rice to Ekiti residents. Days after
a teacher (name withheld), stole a pot of yam
flour meal, popularly known as amala, from a
neighbour’s flat in Igede Ekiti
The source said: “The incident happened at
about 1.30pm on Sunday, June 5, when
majority of the residents had arrived from
their churches and the teacher could not
go to church because of the prevailing
condition.
“The neighbour on arrival at home
prepared an amala, but unknown to her,
the teacher had been watching and
bidding her time when the owner of the
food would leave the kitchen before she
struck.
“As the woman preparing the food left the
kitchen, the teacher went there and stole
the pot of amala and carried it to her
room.
“But owner of the food screamed and was
startled to find the teacher and her two
children eating the amala with palm oil.
“The owner of the food, apparently
touched by the action of the teacher, went
back to her apartment and brought soup
for the teacher and her children to eat to
satisfaction.”


It was also gathered that many civil servants have
relocated to their villages to carry out farming
because of the uncertainty surrounding the time they
would be paid.
Another source said: “Many of my colleagues
had relocated to their villages and
hometown to till the land and cultivate
crops to keep body and soul together.
“You know this industrial action is making
us to devise means to survive, you know
life is easier in rural locations and many
of them have planted crops like maize,
which can be harvested within three
months.
“Others are also cultivating cash crops as
a fall back option anytime retirement
comes. We just have to survive because
this is not the best of times for civil
servants.
“I also know others who are now learning
trades like fashion designing,
photography, barbing, decoration, cake
making and other crafts.
“Those who combine business with
government work and those who are
clerics now have more time to practise
their vocations.”
Governor Ayodele Fayose had asked workers in Ekiti
who are on strike to call off their actions before
they will be paid.
The workers began on strike on Thursday, May 26,
and this has brought Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, to
a halt as government offices and public schools
remained shut.
But Fayose noted that the difficult economic
situation was not peculiar to Ekiti alone as the state
depends much on statutory allocations.
It was gathered that December 2015 salary was
paid to workers in March but only the net was paid
without deductions to cooperatives, check off dues
to unions, among other miscellaneous payment
totaling N512 million.