Tuesday, August 9, 2016

10-42 Months Pension Arrears, Pensioners Protest Again In Edo

For the second time in one week, pensioners in Edo State have grounded commercial actives at Kings Square and other adjoining streets in protest against the non-payment of their pension arrears ranging from 10 to 42 months.

The pensioners, who brandished placards with inscriptions, such as “Edo State retirees of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 are hungry and abandoned,” “Comrade Governor please pay us our monthly pensions and no vacuum in government,” “Open Pension Board/Bureau,” among others, marched through Kings Square, Airport Road and Ezoti Street in Benin City, causing traffic gridlock on the

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Secretariat, state Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Edo State Chapter, Pullen Noruwa, told journalists that the suffering of the pensioners had become unbearable as most of them could no longer meet their needs and demand the government pay them now.