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

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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.


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