Cross River workers protest alleged non-payment of five years’ wages

No less than 1,700 officials in Cross River State On Tuesday he took to the streets to protest the non-payment of five years’ wages. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reported that the protesters, who gathered at the secretariat of state at 7:30 am, blocked the entrance to the secretariat. Unfurling banners with various inscriptions, the protesters sang solidarity songs and called on the government to pay their salaries. Some of the inscriptions say: “where is the food on the table that you promised? Hunger is everywhere, we are human and not animals”. “Governor Ayade pays us our salaries. We were duly employed. Five years is not five days. The protesters’ spokesman, Raphael Antigha, said they have not received any salary since they were employed between 2017 and 2018. “We have made many emissaries to the government so that they pay us and each time they are the same promises. “The government has forced us to undergo two examinations and verifications to solve the problem, and yet the problem remains the same,” he said. Mr Antigha said: “We were duly employed and we have all been issued establishment number and even letters of appointment and duly documented. ALSO READ: Nigeria’s meager cost of capital in early 2022 means N3 trillion borrowed for salaries, other “We are about 1,700 in number and the highest salary among us is N47,000. “Whenever the government complains that it has no money, and yet it gives out hundreds of political appointments every week, where does it get the money to pay for them?” Responding on behalf of the government, Service Chief Ogbang Akwaji said that the government did not own any workers’ wages. “Cross River government is a state that has placed great importance on the well-being of its workforce, despite challenging revenue inflows. “At the moment, July wages have been paid to workers by the state government. There are no workers in the state that are owed five years’ wages,” he said. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Cross River workers protest alleged non-payment of five years’ wages