Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Entitlements - Ex-Nigeria Airways Workers Cry for Intervention

Kano — Some former employees of the defunct Nigeria Airways in Kano have called on eminent Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to pay their entitlements.

Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, National Vice Chairman, Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Airways Branch, made the call on Friday in Kano shortly after special prayers by the members for God's intervention in their plight.

The prayer session was held at the former office of the airline on Bank Road in the Kano metropolis.

Adamu said the that call was necessary to save the former employees and their families from further frustration due to non-payment of their entitlements over 20 years.

He appealed on the Sultan of Sokoto and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to intervene in the matter.

He also called on the Ministry of Aviation to honour its earlier pledge to off-set all outstanding entitlements of the former workers.

"Even recently, three of our members died, while many are sick and cannot even come out now," he said.

He said that the pensioners would embark on hunger strike if they were not paid within the next few weeks.

It would be recalled that the former employees had on Dec. 14, 2013 staged a peaceful protest over non-payment of their entitlements.

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