A Cross River State Senior Justice of the Peace, Her Worship Rita Ititim joined different protesters together with her 5-month-old child to protest at Governor Benedict Ayade’s workplace over non-payment of their 26 months salaries.
Ititim and 29 magistrates trooped out early within the morning of Monday 22 March 2021 with placards, which demanded that Governor Ayade and the Cross River state authorities pays them.
Ititim who famous that her child had been uncovered to risks as a result of she had not been in a position to purchase medicine, meals and different necessities for her as a result of she is been owing the pharmacies, stated she had no selection however to deliver her as an instance the plight she had been in over the interval.
“I really feel very horrible that I’ve been pressured out on this chilly with my child to be attacked by sand flies.
“I really feel very horrible. I’m near tears that my child has to manage with out medicine and meals.”
Spokesman of the protesting magistrates, Solomon Abuo stated;
“In January 2021, after we met with the governor, his deputy and lawyer normal of the state over our plight, he assured that he would defray the backlog of the 26 months salaries.
“We’re most shocked that he has once more reneged on his promise.
“It is extremely unhappy, unfair and heartlessness for the state authorities to deal with us this fashion.
“A few of us have been evicted from our condo’s over the shortcoming to pay our rents.
“At that assembly, Gov Ayade arrange a committee headed by his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, who has since submitted his report back to him.
“All that continues to be is for him to append his signature in order that we may be paid. However we wouldn’t know why he doesn’t wish to pay us.
“He agreed that the state authorities engaged us procedurally.”