BY: Eba Alobo
A Cross River born Human Right Activist and Politician, Chief Ifere Paul has admonished young people caught clearing swamp at the Goodluck Jonathan By-pass to retire to their respective communities and start up their own farms rather than engage in the clearing of swamps for thirty days just to earn thirty thousand naira promised them by the Cross River state government.
In a post on his official handle, Chief Ifere frowned at the decision taken by those handling the COVID-19 Job application for subjecting young people to such tedious job all in the name of Agricultural employment.
He said “A feel so pained that young people will reduce themselves to modern day slaves with the employment scam of the Cross River State government”.
Mr. Ifere who is the APC chairmanship candidate for Yakurr Local Government area in the pending election further stated that “Here in the pictures are some of the people employed under the CRS Covid-19 Employment Scheme. They’re posted to the swamp lands of the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Bypass with cutlasses to clear the swamps. They’ll be doing this everyday for 30 days to earn 30,000.00 Naira”.
He went further to say that “It will be rather very enterprising to go home and start your own farm in the village than to be caught up in this servitude in an urban metropolis in the name of clearing swamps for 30k”.