Dr Fayemi announced the scrapping of the educational levy in Ido-Ekiti on Wednesday, during the commencement of his Town Hall meetings in Ekiti North and Ekiti South Senatorial Districts.
The highly controversial Education Development Levy was introduced by the immediate past administration in 2015 and its payment was mandatory for students of primary and secondary schools in the state.
The governor wondered why underage children should be made to pay levies when their parents are already paying taxes.
Dr Fayemi noted that government would not add to the burden of the already traumatised parents as a result of the harsh economy and unpaid salaries inflicted by the last administration.
Also speaking in Ikere –Ekiti, the governor said the state will commence school feeding programme in all public schools by December.
There is no doubt that one of the major challenges Nigeria faces is a shortfall in funds to meet up governance obligations. One of such of obligations include; pension, salaries, debt, capital financing et al
Pension reforms are critical as they affect they ageing class who have served the country. They have paid their dues based on what our democratic institutions make possible but unfortunately, the pension scheme failed many after their 35 years of service.
Successive governments started the reforms; one of which was to make organizations whether public and private to pay their staff pension. This led to the evolving of many Pension Asset Managers like Stanbic IBTC among others. In fact, employers and employees are expected to contribute a percentage in this account.
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