CALABAR: Civil Servants Protest Over Owed Salaries Enters Day 2

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Day 2 of #payrollprotests2 in Calabar

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The protest by civil servants engaged by the Cross River State in 2017 and 2018 continued on Wednesday at the Governor’s office complex in Calabar over the non payment of salaries despite working over the years.

The protests began on Tuesday, with the leader of the civil servants Mr. David disclosing that two of their colleagues have so far died while working in different MDA’s and have been working without pay.

The Head of Service in the State and several others whom they met refused to grant them audience and the kidnapping of the Nigerian Labour Congress Chairman in the State, Ben Ukpepi who has been missing for over 60 days also compounded the issue, he said.

Watch his interview on CrossRiverWatch TV below…

It is not the first time they are protesting as similar protests in September 2020 led to Governor Ayade addressing them and directing a verification exercise.

About 3,000 names were delisted from the payroll. And, upon conclusion of that verification exercise, only those who were employed in 2015 and 2016 and had been issued confirmation letters were added to the payroll.

The Governor had asked them to forfeit owed salaries up until September 2020 which they agreed. The remaining 1,800 engaged between 2017 and 2018 were not added.

Day 2 of #payrollprotests2 in Calabar
Day 2 of #payrollprotests2 in Calabar
Day 2 of #payrollprotests2 in Calabar

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