Alliance On Surviving COVID-19 & Beyond, ASCAB, has condemned the refusal of the Cross Rivers State Government to pay some Magistrates for two years.
Gov. Ben Ayade has stated that the refusal to pay them is consequent upon the fact that their appointments were not authorized by the Government.
The coalition described the attitude as not only callous but unconstitutional and violative of international instruments.
This is contained in a statement issued by ASCAB Interim National Chair, Femi Falana, SAN.
Besides, it was stated that the reason adduced by the Governor is not in accordance with the provision of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Finally, ASCAB has called on NBA Branches in Cross Rivers State and organized labor to be unanimous in protesting against the action of the Government.