Pensioners In Cross Rivers State Stage Protest In Highway Over Non-Payment Of Entitlement

Cross Rivers State pensioners have taken to the street to stage a protest, they were seen sitting on plastic chairs on major road, singing “all we are saying, give us pension”.

The group of elderly pensioners protested over non-payment of their benefits to them by the state government since 2014.

The pensioners, who were local government workers, blocked the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar metropolis as they arranged chairs and sat on the two lanes of the road.

They also chanted songs and carried placards as they asked Governor Ben Ayade to pay them their pensions.

It was gathered that the pensioners were among those the state government announced to have been dead.

It was gathered that some retirees, who have not been paid since 2014, have concluded plans to drag Ayade to the National Industrial Court in Calabar.

The decision was reached after a series of protests to Ayade’s office yielded no positive result.

The pension being owed by the state government was put at over N35bn.

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