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Abia Headmistress Reportedly Demoted for Complaining about Non-Payment of Salaries to Governor Ikpeazu’s Wife



Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

Maryleen Ezichi has been reportedly demoted from her position as Headmistress of a primary school at Amaetiti Asaga Ohafia in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State for complaining about non-payment of teachers’ salaries to Nkechi Ikpeazu, the wife of the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

Ezechi, according to PUNCH, made the complaint to Nkechi Ikpeazu, after she inaugurated her free meal programme for primary school pupils in her school. She was quoted as saying that “teachers were being owed several months of salary arrears and allowances”.

PUNCH reports that Ezichi was demoted to a classroom teacher and transferred to a school in Ukwa-East Local Government Area of the state.

Her alleged transfer to the new school which is about 140 kilometers from the school where she was headmistress was to serve as a deterrent for her “impunity and lack of respect for constituted authority”.

The headmistress had reportedly pleaded with the governor’s wife to intercede on behalf of teachers who are finding it difficult to take care of their families due to non payment of salaries.

It was learnt that she was taken to Umuahia, the state capital, two days after the incident and handed a letter of deployment.


When contacted, the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Chizobam Akparanta said the union is not aware of the incident.

Enyinnaya Apollos, Governor Ikpeazu’s Chief Press Secretary said the state’s Commissioner of Education, Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji disclosed that such incident never occurred in the state, adding that the state government will look into the situation.


  1. Mummy Ade

    March 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    we should stop deceiving ourselves, we are not in a democratic govt, This is a far cry of democracy smh….our leaders are authoritarians, demi gods among the serfs…

  2. Awon constituted authority

    March 29, 2017 at 11:55 am

    The news can’t be verified. No one dares speak up for us to know If it’s true or not. Wish our journalists are insistent on investigation and research.

  3. Thatnaijagirl

    March 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Ooooh seyhhhh Another constituted authority…..gradually the virus is spreading

  4. Agu

    March 29, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I hope this is not true because if it’s this the saddest thing this Abia state government have done. What happened to speaking the truth. The teacher just pointed out that she have not being paid simple.

  5. survivor

    March 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Descendants of orji uzo kalu..what do u expect

  6. Anne

    March 29, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Hmnnn. Dissatisfaction will need to be expressed privately now.

  7. rain

    March 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Poor teacher ….who will speak for her now. Abia state is grossly being hiacked by a man who came into power with stolen votes

  8. Bowl

    March 29, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    It is government by the people for the leaders !

  9. Nedu

    March 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Hmmmmmmm, it’s true. It happened in Asaga village of Ohafia. She only spoke her mind and got a demotion and redeployment.

  10. mela

    March 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I won’t doubt this story at all. We are suffering in this state. Polytechnic wanted to go on strike for eight months salary being owned us and they brought out list of people to be sacked. Wicked people!


    March 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Governor Ikpeazu’s wife must be power drunk. Power corrupt. Absolutely power corrupt. Absolutely. It is perfectly within her right to demand for the payment of her salary whichever way she deemed it fit. Nigeria Teachers Union Abia State branch and the Nigeria Labor Union Abia State branch should take up this woman’s matter with utmost urgency. If this is proven to be the truth. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his power drunk wife should openly apologize to Mrs. Maryleen Ezichi openly. Secondly, Abia State government should make her whole by restoring her back to her former position as the head mistress in her school., Thirdly, Mrs. Maryleen Ezichi must be financially compensated by this moron of a governor and his stupid wife. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

  12. nnenne

    March 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Can someone tell me this is not true?
    Where is NUT?

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