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Cross River workers protest 4-year unpaid salaries

Some workers of Cross River local government on Wednesday protested the non-payment of their four years salary.

The workers who had their children join in the protest claimed, they were “about 1700 people cut across the 18 LGAs.

“We have lost three of our colleagues; two women and a man. We have lost count of those in the hospital”.

According to the spokesperson for the protesting civil servants, Com. David Iyanya, “This present administration employed us and the Head of Service keeps telling us she’s going to meet with His Excellency but from what we have gathered, we were reliably informed that she blatantly refused to submit our names to His Excellency and we know His Excellency is a busy man and so he delegates people to do things.

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“As you can see, our children came with their parents because they have no money to feed and so they were brought along to buy snacks for them when they go hungry, instead of leaving them at home and they are actively involved in the,” he said.

Reacting, Chirstian Ita, the Special Adviser to the state governor, Ben Ayade, on Media and Publicity said he has no knowledge of such development prior.

“I am just hearing that for the first time but if they are Local Government civil servants, do they have any business with the Head of Service? I have never been aware of such development.

“The one I am aware of is that of the Magistrates of which the governor addressed their matter and civil servants that were employed under him where he said the process was not proper and they were reabsorbed,” Ita said.

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