There may not be an immediate end to the protest embarked by some Magistrates in Cross River State over the nonpayment of their two years salaries, as their meeting with the State Government led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Tanko Asang, ended without any agreeable resolutions.
The meeting which started Wednesday morning with all the 30 affected Magistrates in attendance also had key officers in the Ministry of Justice.
Speaking after the meeting, the leader of the protesting Magistrates, Solomon Abuo, said all the issues raised by the government had nothing to do with them, insisting that they were duly recruited in line with the state civil and judicial service commission rules. He pleaded with Governor Ben Ayade to come to their aid.
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Cross River State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Tanko Ashang, said the issue would be resolved, but pleaded for patience from the Magistrates as they were not properly recruited into the state service in the first place.
Thirty Magistrates from Cross River State have been protesting since Monday over the nonpayment of their two years salaries by the state government.