Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has ordered that no civil
servant who participates in the ongoing industrial action organised by
labour be paid June 2017 salary.
He has directed the Commissioner for Finance, Head of Service and
Accountant General to immediately commence the process of paying only
workers that did not participate in the strike, now in its second week.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press
Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Christian Ita, said the governor expects
the salaries to be paid soon.
But rising from an enlarged executive meeting, the organised labour
insisted that they have all worked in June and were entitled to be
However, labour leaders said there was no amount of threat by the
governor that can deter the workers, insisting that they were not
calling off the strike until pensions, gratuity arrears, and promotions
were implemented at all levels.
They said that the governor can go ahead to break the gates of all
MDAs, as the threat of sack was not intimidating and they were,
therefore, not bothered.
After the meeting, the unions insisted on their demands being implemented.