Work on the multi billion naira Sagbama/Ekeremor road in Bayelsa State has been stalled due to the shutting down of the operations of Setraco, the construction company handling the project.
The workers of P&P Security Surveillance, a company providing security for Setraco took the decision as a result of non-payment of salaries owed them.
The company workers numbering about one hundred took to the streets, carrying leaves and chanting solidarity songs saying the non payment of their over 20 month salaries has brought untold hardship to them and their families.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Commander Alex said they would resist any attempt to use military force on them, as the treatment they have endured all this while from the government has been unjust.
He called on the government to have a human face to their plight and ensure that their salaries are cleared without delay.
The Manager, P&P Security Surveillance, Amos Fundakeme who corroborated the plight of the protesters also called on the state government to respond swiftly to their demands.
He noted that the company had been contracted to provide security to Setraco Construction company, especially for the expatriates working with them.
Fundakeme added that they have been supplementing the efforts of the Military in security for Setraco along the Sagbama/Ekeremor road and called on the government to pay the outstanding salaries of the workers and put an end to the protests.