Defunct Nigerian Airways’ Workers Protest Over Unpaid Entitlements

Some workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos over delayed payment of entitlements estimated at over N78 billion.

The protest, which started about 8.00 a.m., worsened the vehicular gridlock around the airport for over two hours.


The aggrieved workers of the defunct national carrier, which was liquidated by President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime in 2005, carried placards with various inscriptions.

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Some of the inscriptions read: “Pls, pay our severance benefits in full”, “We need our pay-off, not monthly pension”, and “Mr President, we prayed for your recovery every Friday since May 2017″, among others.

Addressing journalists, Mr Sam Nzene, the Chairman, Nigeria Airways Chapter of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, said it was unfortunate that the former workers were yet to receive their entitlements in spite of the President’s approval.

“ We understand the funds are ready because bond was floated and the bond has since matured in June, but up till now, what we are saying is that nobody has called us for negotiations on the next line of action.

“By now, we should be working with the unit that has been mandated to pay us, but up till now they are doing the payment in secret.

“They do not want us to know. Even the aviation ministry is not so much in the know of what they are doing, so we want the President to please call those concerned to order.

“We are not seriously quarreling that  we have not been paid, but that the union should be aware of what they are doing, so that we can equally tell our members to remain calm that we will get our money.”

According to him, the union has written several letters and made attempts to see the officers in the unidentified unit.

“Since the approval came, nobody has told us what has been approved, but as long as we are concerned, our money is N78 billion; 5,909 workers and pensioners are to benefit,” he said

NAN

Source:https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/defunct-nigerian-airways-workers-protest-unpaid-entitlements/

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9 Comments

  1. author

    Sunday Abama6 days agoReply

    FG please pa6 dem now…

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    Samuel IbeOjo Okoh6 days agoReply

    all the sectors are complaining …… i wonder what they re using the money for

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    Emmanuel Ohia6 days agoReply

    Federal government should pay them without wasting time please.

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    Adekola Folakemi6 days agoReply

    Government should please pay them…. Work without payment is not fair

  5. author

    love Owhor6 days agoReply

    federal government should pay them oo

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    kayode oyebanji6 days agoReply

    They should pay their entitlements o..

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    Arinoye Peter6 days agoReply

    The aggrieved workers of the defunct national carrier, which was liquidated by President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime in 2005, carried placards with various inscriptions.

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    Blessing Olayiwola6 days agoReply

    they should pay them is dia right

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    Awurum Clifford6 days agoReply

    Government should see tonight they are paid please, this is how they survive and take care of their families

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