Just In: Fresh Protest Rocks Cross River, Details, Video Emerge

Just In: Fresh Protest Rocks Cross River, Details, Video Emerge

  • Cross Rivers civil servants have been seen in viral video protesting their unpaid January salaries amid hunger in the country
  • According to the video shared by a journalist on social media, the protesters took their anger to the office of the SSG
  • The protest occurred at a time when the presidency accused Nigerian governors of neglecting their responsibilities by failing to pay salaries despite receiving increased federal allocation

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Calabar, Cross River - The civil servants in Cross Rivers state have staged protests over unpaid salaries. The protesters were seen in a video shared on social media on Thursday, February 15.

According to the protesters, the people are hungry and "February 15, salaries have not been paid."

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Protest in Cross River over unpaid salaries Photo Credit: Bassey Otu
Source: Twitter

It was learnt that the protest happened at the office of the secretary to the state government in Cross River.

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Taking to social media to share the video, Anthony Ehilebo, a media practitioner, wrote:

"Happening in Calabar. Situation at SSG's office CRS. Nigeria is about to burst at its seams. The economic hardship of mismanaged state."

Below is the video of the protest:

Tinubu challenges PDP governors

President Bola Tinubu-led federal government recently accused Nigerian governors of fueling the hunger in the country by not paying salaries and pensions despite getting more federal allocations.

The presidency faulted the alarm by governors elected under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the federal government's economic policy has caused hunger and pain in the country.

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APC governor not paying salary

But many have tackled the presidency for the response for tackling the PDP governors.

Cross River is governed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), the president's party, under Governor Bassey Otu.

On Thursday, President Tinubu met with the governors at the presidential villa before departing for the African Union meeting in Addis Ababa.

During the meeting, the president and the governors agreed on state police to fight insecurity.

Tinubu also urged the governors to ensure that salaries are promptly paid to reduce hunger in the country.

This was disclosed in a tweet by Bayo Onanuga, a media aide to the president.

Below is the tweet:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court had affirmed the victory of Otu of Cross River in the March 18 governorship election.

Otu again defeated the PDP as the Supreme Court affirmed the concurrent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Source: Legit.ng

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