We are dying, Hadiza Usman, refused to pay our benefits-NPA Pensioners allege

Retirees of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, under the aegis of Nigerian Ports Authority Pensioners Welfare Association, say they are dying of


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We are dying, Hadiza Usman, refused to pay our benefits-NPA Pensioners allege
Mr. Benjamin Edremoda (2nd right, front row) & others marching towards NPA New Port, Warri

 

Retirees of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, under the aegis of Nigerian Ports Authority Pensioners Welfare Association, say they are dying of poverty, as a result of the alleged refusal of the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, to pay their, “rights and benefits”, despite the necessary approvals.

 

Fresh Angle International can report that the pensioners who protested round the premises of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA (New Port) Warri, this morning (Wednesday October 9) vowed to continue the protest until the management of NPA call them for negotiation.

 

 

One of the pensioners  

 

While noting that the protest is taking place simultaneously in Warri, Port-Harcourt and Lagos, the Chairman Nigerian Ports Authority Pensioners Welfare Association, Warri, Mr. Benjamin Edremoda, told Our Correspondent that the Federal Civil Service, Ministry of Transport as well as the Salary Income and Wages Commission, have approved payment of their benefits and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has allegedly minute to the NPA Board, yet the MD of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, refused to pay.

 

A cross section of the protesters, opposite NPA New Port Gate, Warri

 

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as: “Pay us our rights and benefits”, “NPA MGT. please pensioners are dying”, “NPA MGT. pensioners are dying of poverty” and “FED. CIVIL SERVICE HAVE APPROVED. MIN. OF TRANSPORT HAVE APPROVED. SALARY, INCOME & WAGES COMM. HAVE APPROVED. VICE PRESIDENT MINUTES TO NPA BOARD FOR APPROVAL.NPA BOARD APPROVED. MD OF NPA HADIZA BALA USMAN REFUSES TO PAY. NIGERIANS HELP US”.  


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Ossai Rita Ashinedu
Our Correspondent , Ossai Rita Ashinedu, has Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro. She can be reached on 07061927586
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