- One hundred and fifty lecturers in Cross River state have taken to the State's House of Assembly for a protest
- The lecturers alleged unjust sack and nonpayment of their salaries by the state government
- The speaker of the House of Assembly also assured the lecturers that the issue with the state government will be resolved
Some lecturers in Cross River state on Wednesday, November 6, protested their sack and unpaid salaries by the state government.
The over 150 lecturers from the Cross River state College of Education and the College of Health Technology staged the protest at the House of Assembly complex in the state.
Carrying different placards, the lecturers urged the state government to pay their September and October salaries and reinstate their names into the school's payroll system.
Speaking during the protest, the national secretary of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, Emmanuel Nyador, alleged that the lecturers were sacked unjustly by the state government.
Nyador also said that they were no longer comfortable with the decision of the state government.
“We are here to make two appeals; that the House of Assembly should help our members who have been working effortlessly to get their salaries.
“We also appeal that our names be reinstated into the state payroll; lecturers are essential requirements for the growth of any institution," Nyador said.
In his reaction, the speaker of the House of Assembly, Eteng Jonah-Williams, said a committee would be set up to dialogue with the leadership of the unions and profer a solution to the challenges faced by the lecturers.
The speaker said: “We cannot continue like this; we must act fast, fight with you and get the result. If you are doing an audit, and after two months, people should be paid their salaries."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some teachers of various secondary schools in Cross River state were protesting alleged delisting of their names from the state's payroll.
The teachers numbering about 500 were at the state governor’s office where they demanded that they are reinstated into service.
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