Retired civil servants, under the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, on Monday staged a protest in Benin, the Edo State capital, against the non-payment of their pension arrears by the state government.
The aggrieved protesters, many of whom were dressed in black attires, carried placards with different inscriptions. The retirees decried what they described as clandestine delay in the pay of their entitlements spanning between seven and 42 months.
Some of them, who spoke when they were received by the state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Rowland Osakue, at the NUJ Press Centre, lamented that they had been evicted from their apartments due to their inability to pay their rents. One of them, Ihama Friday, said, “Some of us are tenants; we have been ejected. We are living in the apartments of friends. A man at 60 still squatting with a friend is a terrible situation. Read more