By Our Reporter
A socio political group, Fresh Air Movement have made a cash donation to the women who were teargassed in Calabar by men of the Nigerian Police for demanding for their pay.
The women who sweeps the streets of Calabar protested over failure to pay their salaries of over 6 months.
Making the donation, Coordinator of Fresh Air Movement, Engr. Edwin Bassey said the group was saddened by their plight. He promised to put pressure on the state government to ensure they were settled.
“ we are not from the state government. We are just ordinary citizens who heard about your plights and felt the need to intervene in our own little way. We promise you that apart from what we are giving you today, we will also try our best to put pressure on government to ensure you are paid your salaries. We understand how you feel, that is why we came here to assist you with what we have for now while government is making preparation to pay you your money” he said.
Some of the women expressed disappointment over government’s failure to intervene in their case despite various hazards they face in the course of doing their job.
Fresh Air Movement is an advocacy group that promotes the aspiration of Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong as governor of Cross River State come 2023.