Season of protests as lawyers in Calabar take to the streets to demand better welfare
Lawyers in Calabar, the Cross River state capital have taken to the streets to demand for what it called “parity between Law officers and the Magistracy,” which they accused the state government of not acting on even when he had promised to.
Protesting under the auspices of the Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), the lawyers in their hundreds accused the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Joe Abang of not living up to his responsibility in their efforts effort towards resolving the issue of delay in harmonizing their salaries.
“We embark on this strike action to agitate for our welfare. It is not just an empty agitation: it is the official policy of this government that there is parity between Law officers and the Magistracy.
“The governor came to the Ministry of Justice sometime in May to commission our Library and agreed that the harmonization should be implemented and also made provision that more law officers should be recruited. Since then, more law officers have been recruited but the implementation of the harmonization policy has not been done, “the group said.
Deputy Governor Prof. Ivara Esu however assured the aggrieved lawyers that the matter would