No fewer than 254 workers, whose salaries have been stopped since February 2016, have dragged the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

The workers, who are teachers of Primary and Demonstration Schools of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, want the court to compel the government to pay their salaries.

Governor Wike reportedly announced in February that the state government would no longer pay the salaries of primary and secondary schools’ teachers of Demonstration Schools of  the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and other designated institutions where pupils and students pay school fees.