A Chief Magistrate in Cross River State has protested the non payment of her salary and other magistrates in the state for two years by the state government, reports The Gazelle News.com.
The Chief Magistrate, Safiya Iyeh Ashipu, a single mother of two, took her protest to the office of the state Governor, Ben Ayade, alongside with her two children.
Magistrate Ashipu is one of the 29 Magistrates that Governor Ayade has refused to pay for the last two years.
The Chief Magistrate with her sons stormed the Governor’s office in Calabar on Monday, 4 January, 2021 with placards begging the Governor to pay the Magistrates in the state.
Chief Magistrate Ashipu’s placard reads: Your Excellency, I’m a single mother of two, I’ve not been paid for two years, please pay me.
Her two sons also have similar messages for Governor Ayade on their placards: “Your Excellency, My Governor, you’ve the power to help us and change our lives for the better. Please pay my Mother”.
Another placard reads: Your Excellency, My Governor, please help me complete my ent treatment, please pay my Mother her 2 year salary”.
There has been no response from the Cross River State Government on this protest.