Some street sweepers under the Edo Waste Management Board in Benin, embarked on a protest in Government House over non-payment of their seven months salaries on Thursday, November 1, 2017.
The angry protesters carried placards with inscriptions, “Gov. Obaseki hear our cry’’, “Pay us our money’’ and “Commissioner for Environment where is our money’’?
One of the protesters, Mrs Magdalene Osemwenkhae, said non-payment of their salaries had made life difficult and brought hard ship on the well being of their families. She also made an appeal to all relevant authorities in the state to urgently pay them without further delay.
The state deputy governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, who addresses the protesters, the assured them that all issues leading to the delay on the payment of their salaries were currently being resolved.
He explained further that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) was at the meeting with all the contractors under the waste management agency to resolve the issues. He gave the assurances that the arrears will be paid soon.