Nigerian Magistrate stages one-man protest with her children over non-payment of salary - Calabar (photos)
A Magistrate, Safiya Iyeh, has staged a one-man protest with her family barricading the Governor’s office in Calabar, Cross River State, demanding for her 24 months (two years) salary.

According to PARADISE NEWS, the Magistrate, who is a single mother, took her two young sons at the early hours of Monday morning, January 4, 2021, with placards to mount the entrance of the Governor’s office.

Iyeh is one of the the 29 Magistrates employed by the Governor Ben Ayade led-administration and yet-to-be paid for 2 years.

She was carrying a placard with the following inscriptions: “Your Excellency, I am a single mother of two. I have not been paid for 2 years, please pay me”.

Her two sons were also holding placards with the following messages, “Your Excellency, My Governor, you have the power to help us and change our lives for the better. Please pay my mother” and “Your Excellency, My Governor, please help me to complete ENT treatment. Please pay my mother her 2 years salary”.

The Attorney-General General of the State, Barr. Tanko Ashang, sent the Chief Security Officer at Government House to call for the Magistrate but she refused to leave the gate.

“Barr. Ashang needed to come down by himself and ushered the women in and gave her N200,000 to suspend the protest and go and look after her family”, a source who spoke under anonymity said.

Meanwhile, when her colleagues heard about her courage, they also took placards to mount the entrance of the Governor’s office.