Retirees in Kaduna protest against non-payment of entitlements
Retired civil servants in Kaduna State have protested against the non-payment of their entitlements by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
They lamented: “It is now over one year since some of us, the civil servants of Kaduna State, who are more than 9, 000 were compulsory retired by the state government.
“This was due to a policy initiated by the government to down size its work force, and till today our entitlements have not been paid.”
The protesters made the appeal at a press conference at the Kaduna State Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
While lamenting the hardship the non-payment has caused them, they stressed: “It is better to make it clear that we are not part of the primary school teachers, or local government workers.”
Spokesman and Secretary of the retired civil servants, Ahmed Muazu, said those affected are from different ministries and other MDAs in the state.
He said: “We have no problem with a policy, if that is what the government deemed fit. But, when you take such a decision, it is critical to pay us our due entitlements. As law-abiding citizens, it is not our intention to address the press for the fun of it to confront the government.
“We have been made to suffer in the hand of the constituted authority, even as most of us are instrumental to the formation of its structure.
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