CALABAR: 3,000 Workers Owed 13 Months Salary Take #PayrollProtest To Governor’s Office

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By Kelvin Ololo and Marilyn Uyanah

The civil and public servants whose names were delisted from the payroll of the Cross River State government in mid 2019 have taken their protest to the Governor’s office in Calabar.

The Governor, Mr. Benedict Ayade had directed that their names be removed claiming that due process was not followed in their recruitment and confirmation.

After a seven day ultimatum issued by the Niger Delta Activists Forum elapsed, dozens of the workers on Monday, stormed the new secretariat complex housing over a dozen Ministries, Departments, Agencies and parastatals of government including the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice, Head of Service, Civil Service Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.

And, on Wednesday, following a warning by security agents not to barricade the entrance, the protests shifted to the Governor’s office. The Governor dared the protesters by announcing three sets of appointments within a duration of 90 minutes on Wednesday evening

On Thursday morning, they began chanting songs at the new secretariat complex from 7:00AM before they marched to the Governor’s office at about 8:20AM.

Bearing placards with different inscriptions, the protesters could be heard chanting “salary race, we no go tire till we receive alert”.

See pictures below…

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