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Teachers protest at venue of NBA conference in Port Harcourt over unpaid salaries

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Lecturers of demonstration main and secondary colleges in Rivers State alongside the Rivers civil society group on Monday, staged a protest on the venue of Nigeria Bar Affiliation convention on the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

The academics are demanding the fee of their 5 years salaries.

The attendance of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on the occasion could have prompted the academics to stage the protest on the NBA convention venue.

A number of the aggrieved academics regretted that the state authorities has ignored their plights regardless of a sequence of protests over the problem.

The appealed to attorneys to prevail on the state authorities to obey the court docket of enchantment judgement which was of their favour.

Additionally talking on behalf of the protesters, chairman of the Rivers civil society group Enefa Georgewill questioned the state authorities’s refusal to pay the salaries of the academics for about 5 years.

Based on him “the workplace of the Rivers State Governor is a creation of legislation and if a court docket of competent jurisdiction has given an order, for goodness sake all people should obey.

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“You stated that they’re accumulating faculty charges subsequently they need to pay themselves however the query is; are they the vice Chancellor that’s controlling the fund?

“We don’t have points with the governor however we’re saying that the governor ought to do properly to obey the subsisting court docket order.

“That’s not an excessive amount of for the academics to ask for.”

The chairman of the Ikwerre Native Authorities Space of the state, Samuel Nwanosike, who addressed the protesters, pleaded with them to depart the world and suggested {that a} assembly be held with the commissioner of police with the goal of resolving the problem.

He, nonetheless, denied that the state authorities was owing academics, describing the claims by the academics as a plot to tarnish the picture of the state authorities within the presence of the attorneys.

He stated “Governor Nyesom Wike is on file to have paid the salaries of even academics he didn’t make use of.”

The protesters later proceeded to the state police command headquarters the place the commissioner of police, CP Friday Eboka, promised to ask stakeholders on a later date for one more assembly.

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