Retirees In Niger Protests Over Non-Payment Of Gratuity For 8 Years

Retirees in Niger State on Wednesday stormed Government House, Minna, to protest the non-payment of their gratuity for the past eight years.

One of the retirees, Idris Ndalati, who retired as a chief driver from the government house, told journalists that he had not been paid his gratuity for seven years.

According to him, many retirees in Niger have died, while some were bedeviled by high blood pressure and stroke due to problems associated with non-payment of their benefits.

The protesters also accused the Niger chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners of not protecting the interest of its members.

Addressing the protesters, the state deputy governor, Ahmed Ketso, said the state government would look into the complaint forwarded by the retirees.

He, therefore promised an interface with the retirees to look into grey areas to address some of them.

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