Road Sweepers Calabar Protest Over 6 Months Owed Salaries

More than 100 ad-hoc staff who sweep and tidy the roads for the Calabar Urban Development Authority (CUDA) are protesting in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State over unpaid salaries.

According to the women who are paid only N7,500 per month, they have not been paid for six months and were tricked by the Commissioner for Environment, Mfon Bassey as well as their supervisor, Eno Edem.

The women, half of whom are aged, marched from the Efio- Ette round down to Murtala Mohammed highway.

The protesters were dispersed as they approached the old Secretariat complex by Special forces in not less than four trucks which fired teargas at them.

Some of the women while lamenting, said they are widows with children who depend on the token given to them for survival, still, sweep daily yet having nothing to show for it.

They further disclosed that they have been called several times only to receive empty promises and most times they end up being verbally abused by their supervisor, Mrs Eno.

The women who further disclosed they use their money to buy brooms and parkers and other tools needed for their job called on Governor Ben Ayade to come to their aid.

See images from the protest…

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