Naija News has obtained a video of protesters who blocked the convoy of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson to demand their salary and other entitlements.
The protesters understood to be political appointees are said to be demanding the payment of their stipends and entitlements from Dickson who is set to hand over to a new governor on Friday, 14th February.
The security team of the governor was however able to successfully clear the blockage for the Governor and members of his entourage to move.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the appointees, who head the 24 Rural Development Areas blocked the entrance to the Bayelsa State Government House to demand unpaid salaries for December 2019 and January 2020.
Wilson Oruwori, the Chairman of Kaiko-Ibeawa in Odioma Community, Brass Local Government, noted that they assumed offices just before the Bayelsa governorship election and are supposed to receive payment till February 2020.
“Our appointment was supposed to be from Oct. 15, 2019 to February 2020; but now, the governor is making a pronouncement that he had terminated our appointment since Dec. 16, 2019.”
“Everyone knows that we are entitled to our December and January salary because we are still in service as stated in our appointment letters and our identity card will expire in February.”
“So, we are here today on a peaceful demonstration to demand the immediate payment of our two months salaries, that is, December and January.”
“As I am talking to you, the Senior Special Advisers (SSAs), Special Assistants (SAs) and even workers in RDAs have not been paid. We are demanding our rights because this government will be going on February 14.”
See the video: