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During the weekend, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State had their state congress. The congress happened barely some hours after Governor Ayade came back from France with his cabinet members. Ayade was fully involved in the congress and also congratulated the new state chairman.
Meanwhile, the Labour Union is lamenting unpaid entitlement while the government is busy with political activities. At this point, should the government be thinking of politics instead of bringing back civil servants to work? Which of them is more important at this point?
Why will the governor who knows that the state he governed is on fire(strikes), yet prioritizes the pursuit of political party activity with fanfare, thereby abandoning the main function of governance?
For me, I don't think political party activities are an integral part of the government. What I think should have been the governor's concern immediately when he came back from his trip was to listen to the plight of the people and prefer solutions to the masses before involving himself in political activities.
Recall that workers in the state are aggrieved and are demanding payment of arrears of gratuities since they have not been paid since 2014. They also demanded implementation of promotions of both state and local government workers, non-remittance of deductions from workers’ salaries, full implementation of the minimum wage to both state and local government workers, and non-implementation of full 27.5% teachers enhancement allowance.
Amongst other things the union requested is stoppage of tax exemption and allowance for teachers, payment of hazard allowances for medical and health workers, the inclusion of all staff employed but not yet on the payroll, reinstatement of pensioners wrongly removed from the payroll, non-payment of gratuities to both state and local government workers, among other demands.
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