Retirees In Calabar Take To The Streets To Protest Non Payment Of 5 Years Gratuity

In Breaking News, National News, Politics, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch admin

pensioners protest

Over one hundred retirees in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital are demanding for the immediate payment of their gratuity which has not been paid for the past five years.

The retirees in a peaceful protest to the governor’s office carried placards with inscriptions like; we are demanding for the right payment of our gratuity, Retirees are dying of hunger and neglect.

Other placards read; Pay us our gratuity so we can access medical attention, why have we been reduced to and forced to become beggars and borrowers’, why?.

Spokesperson of the aggrieved retirees, Pastor Joshua Idang said that from 2011 till date, more than ninety percent of the state retirees have not been paid their gratuity, which has through these years subjected them and their families to untold hardship.

He disclosed that, several efforts made by the retirees to attract governments attention through these past years has proved abortive and called on the Ayade-led government to see to their plight by ordering their payment.

Addressing the retirees, Head of Service, Ekpenyong Henshaw says governments is aware of their predicament and assured them of positive response from the government.

 

From Channels TV

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

APC Postpones State Campaign Flag-Off In Cross River

By Agency Reporter The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has announced an indefinite postponement of the

Read More...

Again, High Court Orders Police IG To Produce Ex-AIG Joseph Mbu For Prosecution

By The Nation Newspaper For the second consecutive time, the Cross River State High Court has ordered the Nigerian

Read More...

Accountability: Reps Committee Indicts VCs Of UNICAL, FUTO, Others Over Audit Report

By Abdul Seye, Daily Post The Public Account Committee of the House of Representatives has indicted the management of

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now