In a conversation with media, the officials said they were denied payment for 15 months.
They claim that the state government has refused to pay them despite their assistance in putting an end to illegal oil refining in the state and maintaining peace in Ogoni villages.
Mathew Iheanyi, the Corps’ Director of Operations, also mentioned how Corps members have been of great assistance to the police during the protest.
They pleaded with the State Government to pay their salaries, pointing out that they had been unable to provide for their families and themselves.
In response, Uche Chukwuma, the director general of the Rivers State Neighborhood Safety Corps, stated that the state government has been sent a document on the payment of wages and salary arrears, and it is receiving the necessary attention.
In order to promote and solidify an efficient security cooperation between the security agencies and communities, the Neighborhood Safety Corps Agency (RIVNESCA) was created by Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Law No. 8 of 2018,
Meanwhile, the state government led by Governor Nyesom Wike has not yet responded to the issue.
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