FG should obey court judge­ment on NNN 10yr pen­sion ar­rears

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

We write on be­half of the pen­sion­ers of the New Nige­rian News­pa­pers NNN, for­merly, a paras­tatal of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Fed­eral Min­istry of in­for­ma­tion. We served the com­pany be­tween 1975 and 2006 when the com­pany was still a paras­tatal of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

Ow­ing to pro­longed non­pay­ment of pen­sions and gra­tu­ity for over 10 years, the pen­sion­ers in­sti­tuted a civil ac­tion against the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and the New Nige­rian News­pa­pers to re­cover the ar­rears of pen­sion and gra­tu­ity.

Judg­ment in the

suit was de­liv­ered on 28th Oc­to­ber, 2013 com­pelling the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and the New Nige­rian News­pa­pers to pay all the ac­crued and out­stand­ing ar­rears of pen­sion and gra­tu­ity but up till now (about two years af­ter the judg­ment) they have failed to com­ply with the court judg­ment and no ap­peal is pend­ing.

The com­puted judg­ment debt from Jan­uary, 2000 to March, 2015 amount to about N. Bil­lion Naira (N8, Bil­lion Naira only).

We humbly ap­peal to Your Ex­cel­lency to or­der im­me­di­ate com­pli­ance with the judg­ment of the court in the over­all in­ter­est of jus­tice in or­der to bring to an end the un­told hard­ships in­flicted on the pen­sion­ers which have so far claimed 200 lives. Thank you Sir.

For and on be­half of New Nige­rian News­pa­pers’ pen­sion­ers.

Malam Idi Sule, Chair­man and Barr. Al­bert B. Iweka, Sec­re­tary, Nige­rian Union of Pen­sion­ers, NNN Branch, Kaduna

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