Staff of the Rivers State sustainable Development Agency today staged a protest over the non payment of 24months salary owed them by the State government.
The workers who dressed in black were seen wearing agonizing faces and showing visible signs of hardship.Some came with their children who couldn't go to school because their parents couldn't pay their fees.
Speaking to newsmen,a staff of the Agency who pleaded anonymity lamented the state governor's refusal to keep to his promise to pay them their wages. She said their peaceful and non violent protest was necessary after all effort to get the authorities to pay their salaries failed.
Pointing to her colleagues, the visibly angry worker called on all well meaning Rivers people to help them mount pressure on the state government to attend to their plight. She went further to state that they are Rivers men and women with family responsibilities.
Another worker said that the governor maybe persecuting them for being staff of an Agency that was set up by the former administration of Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Recall that the one of the agencies established during the past administration has been neglected ,abandoned and in some cases disbanded for instance the The Rivers state transport management agency TIMARIV.