Kaduna stops deduction of PAYE tax from teachers’ salaries

The Kaduna State Government has stopped the deduction of Pay As You Earn tax from the salaries of public primary and secondary school teachers in the state.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai said the policy, which takes effect from March, is aimed at improving the welfare of teachers simce their take home pay would also be improved.

Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Malm Ja’aru Sani, at a press briefing on Thursday said the measure wil boost the morale of the teachers, pending when the new teachers salary steucture would take effect.

“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 said.


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