Below is Blessing Ogar from Yala LGA. She is one of the Civil Servants in Cross River State whose salaries was unjustly suspended for over Ten (10) Months ago.
All efforts to either get her and colleagues reinstated into the service or get their outstanding salary arrears paid has proved abortive.
Reacting to a Facebook post on the timeline of Dudu Omar Danlami Silverchris about the ongoing strike action by organized labour in the state, below is what Blessing, a mother of one has to say;
“God please have mercy on us. Ten (10) months have passed, this is Eleven months I have been without salaries. I have been sent out of my rented apartment, because I can’t pay my rent. I drink garri and salt three times a day because that is what I have to eat. Oh God let my cry reach you……please….. God please….. Don’t let me die…..The heart of a king is in God hands…..God am crying to you to have mercy on us”.
I have equally read about the same lamentation by Peggy Ane Eriom on the same matter. There are several others like Blessing and Peggy who are suffering the same fate because of the untold hardships occasioned by the harsh, questionable and unjust suspension of salaries of Civil Servants duly employed to add value to the teaching cadre in the state.
I am appealing to all well meaning Cross Riverians of kind heart to please share and rebroadcast until it gets to the desk of Ukandi 1 of Cross River State, the Ada 1 of Peregrino House, His Excellency, Sir Ayade Benedict.
Please let us be brothers keeper especially during the excruciating pains of Covid-19 pandemic.
My name is Ogar Solomon Ogar,
A concerned and patriotic citizen of Cross River State.