Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Abia pensioners protest non-payment of benefits

04 December 2012, 16:35

Abia - Pensioners in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia on Tuesday in Umuahia staged a peaceful protest over non-payment of their benefits by the state government.

The pensioners, who were about 100 with green leaves in their hands, trekked from the Sub-Treasury along Bende road to the Government House, Umuahia, chanting war songs.

The spokesman of the pensioners, Mr Mba Udo,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the protest was embarked on to register their displeasure over the insensitivity of government to their plights.

He said that government was not consistent in the payment of their pensions and that they were owed four months arrears.

"What we see in Abia is selective payment of pensions. While some of our colleagues are owed four months arrears, other are owed more than that," he said.

Another spokesperson, Mrs Nnennaya Oriaku, said that it was a matter of regret that even when their entitlements were meagre, the government was not willing to pay us.

"We are calling on the government to pay us all our outstanding pension arrears," she said.

She said that it was unfortunate that having served government with all sincerity, they were now neglected at their old age and 11left to die hopelessly''.

Oriaku said that those of them who retired from 2000 till date had yet to receive their gratuities from the government.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Defence Chiefs meet to tackle terrorism

05 September 2015, 07:10

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
IPOB Pro-Biafran promises to kill...

A caller-in spoke about his brother who came in from India and was bent on killing a random Hausa. This type of terror is encouraged daily on the show.  Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Who knows what He is doing?

If you don't know what you are doing now or still confused about your path in life,don't be discouraged,you are not alone.  Read more...

Submitted by
Anietie Ekong
Akwa Ibom Election Tribunal: PDP ...

The Akwa Ibom State Governorship election tribunal sitting resumed hearing with the PDP and its governorship candidate.  Read more...

10 things we learnt from Buhari's...

The idea of periodically assessing the achievements, actions and or leadership style of executive office holders was conceptualized and popularized in the American political system.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Buhari denounced #100DaysPromise ...

It is rather troubling to see that certain elements are still peddling the fallacious 100 day so-called covenant attributed to the person of our distinguished President. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
#100DaysPromise was not on any ma...

The so-called Buhari 100 days covenant and certified it fake for too many reasons.  Read more...