CUDA Staff Barricade Street In Calabar, Demand Salary Arrears (Pictures)

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Burn fires made by the protesting CUDA staff.....protest is still ongoing
Burn fires made by the protesting CUDA staff…..protest is still ongoing

There is an ongoing protest by workers of the Calabar Urban Development Agency, CUDA who are saddled with the responsibility of keeping the Cross River State capital clean and green.

Our reporter on the ground say the workers are asking for their salary arrears which some of them say has piled up to nine months.

The workers have barricaded the road in front of their office and the airport road with burn fires but security operatives are on the ground trying to clear the burn fires.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Engineer Eraye, is at the moment not reachable as calls to his phone are not connecting.

Our reporter is on the ground monitoring developments and we will bring you updates from the protest venue and government’s reaction.

UPDATE 1:

The protest is against eight months of no pay, it started by nine am and the Police Commissioner is said to have led a team that came and appealed that the roads be opened promising that in thirty minutes he will return with good news for them. The roads are now open and the CUDA management team is not on ground.

UPDATE 2:

The Director General of CUDA, arrives the venue with the Area Commander, AK Akinwale, to address his workers. They both sued for peace, appealing that the governor, Senator Ben Ayade is presently not around, that he is in Paris for the climate change summit but will be back soon.

The DG assured is staff that the governor assured him in all the meetings they held that on or before Wednesday (December 16) they will be paid.

The DG who spoke to CrossRiverWatch off record said they will continue working till then.

The Area Commander vowed to return to check on the DG to confirm his promise on Tuesday.

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The Area Commander addressing the protesting workers
The Area Commander addressing the protesting workers
The workers lifting up the DG after he promised them payment on Wednesday
The workers lifting up the DG after he promised them payment on Wednesday

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