Magistrate collapses while protesting over two-year unpaid salaries by Cross River government

A magistrate who took part in a protest for non-payment of their 24 monthly salaries on Tuesday, January 5, collapsed in front of the governor’s office in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.

A report by Vanguard indicates that the magistrate, Richard Edet, joined his colleagues at the protest venue over the non-payment of their 24 months salaries when the incident occurred.

However, he revived by his colleagues who gave him milk, Soft drink, and water, they were all protesting in their full regalia to prove that they were actually employed by the state government.

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Speaking to newsmen after the incident, the chief magistrate of Cross River, Solomon Abuo decried what he described as ill-treatment meted to them by the state government.

The group claimed that they had not received salaries since their employment into the state civil service by the Ayade led administration two years ago, according to The Nation.

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