Groups give Delta two weeks ultimatum over alleged unpaid salary arrears

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BY FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI—Some staff of College of Education, Warri, Delta State and some civil rights organisations, Centre for Human Rights Defense and Allied Matters Service, CHURDAMS and Coalition of Human Rights Lawyers, COHURIL, have given  a two-week ultimatum to Delta State Government and the Provost of the institution, Mr. Sylvester Ebisene, to release the N200 million accumulated arrears of the staff’s withheld salaries since February 2013 or face legal action.

The workers and the rights groups, in a statement by CHURDAMS’ National President, Mr. Andrew Onosivwe, said: “If the state governor, Commissioner for Higher Education and the Provost of the College fail/refuse/neglect to heed to the demand for the release of the seized salaries within the period of two weeks, we will set the appropriate legal machinery in motion and exploit all lawful means to protect the workers’ rights to their salaries.”

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