30.8 C
Abuja

Retirees Protest Non Payment of Pension in Akwa Ibom State

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement
pensioners
File

Local government pensioners in Akwa Ibom State on Monday protested the non-payment of their over five years’ gratuity by the state government.

The pensioners who marched along Wellington Bassey Road, near Government House, Uyo, appealed to Governor Udom Emmanuel to approve the release of payment of their outstanding gratuity dating as far back as 2012.

Effanga Ettah, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, who addressed journalists during the protest, decried the attitude of the state government to their plight.

He said that some pensioners in the 31 local government areas of the state had not received their gratuity, which he said had caused untold hardship to them.

“We believe that the state governor in his good gesture will approve the payment for the arrears, “Ettah said.

Victor Attai, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, who spoke on behalf of the state government, explained that the allocation due to the State from the Federation Account was getting smaller by the months, making it difficult for the state government to pay the pensioners as at when due.

He added, however that government was not unaware of the pensioners’ plight, especially those in the local government areas, appealing to them to be patient with the government.

- Advertisement -

 

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

spot_img
Advertisement

Recent

Nine-year-old Nigerian admitted into university in the US

NINE-YEAR-OLD David Balogun who made history as one of the youngest-ever high school graduates,...

Media Investment Development Fund offers grant awards for innovative projects

THE Media Investment Development Fund (MIDF) is inviting applications for its Nigeria Media Innovation...

Present state of some high profile EFCC corruption cases

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting high profile cases in various...

Adeleke: INEC appeals tribunal’s judgment on Osun election

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has filed an appeal against the Governorship Election...

N805m fraud: Senator arrested, sent to prison after months on the run

THE Senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, has been sent...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement