Members of staff of Edo city transport service (ECTS) on Monday blocked the entrance gate to the company over non-payment of salaries by the company.
Some of them, who carried various plea-cards with inscription like ‘Obaseki save us from Mrs Edugie’ ‘Pay us our salaries’, told ND REPORTERS that the Managing Director, Mrs Edugie has not paid salaries for the past two months, thereby making things difficult for them.
According to them, “we have not received salaries for the past two months and she (Mrs Edugie) is enjoying alone with our sweat, we do the job.
“We have drivers and conductors here, we have families, how do we cater for them when we are not being paid, even when we are doing our job well.
“She wants us to eat grass, how do we feed our families especially this festive period when families are having nice time together? She should pay our money.
“We heard the government wanted to help out in paying but she objected by saying she is capable of paying but up till now we have not gotten any payment.”
They appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to come to their rescue by intervening as quick as possible so that they can purchase foodstuffs and other things for better Christmas celebration with their families.
Effort to reach the Managing Director, Mrs Edugie was unsuccessful as calls put to her phone went unanswered.