Sweepers’ salary arrears: Group issues 5-day ultimatum to Imo gov

The Human Right Liberty Access and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), has handed down five days ultimatum to Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state to pay December salary the state owed some aged women street sweepers 
HURIDE in a statement signed by its Chairman, Board of Trustees, Dede Uzor A. Uzor, and Chief Media Officer, Mazi Unah Zack Unah, lamented that over 500 women between the ages of 50 to 70 years were affected by it.

According to the release, the women despite been hard working under the scorching sun to keep Imo State clean celebrated Christmas without their December 2019 salary.

“Ihedioha should as a matter of urgency apologise to the women’ and their dependants and the entire Imolites for this embarrassment, urging Ihedioha to  pay them their salary in the next five days. But after five days, said HURIDE and the women have not been paid, we would mobilise our members in South East and South Soutūh to   occupy Imo State until Governor Ihedioha addressed the problem.
He, however, poured encomium on Governor Emeka Ihedioha, for reenaming t  he Street formerly bearing former South African President, Jacob Zuma, after the First Republic Politician, Chief Mbazulike Amechi.The street, it would be recalled, w to Nigeria’s political and economic development.