THE News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Federal Government on Wednesday approved the payment of N45billion severance package to former staff of the defunct Nigeria Airways.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known to newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that money has been approved for the settlement of the entitlements.
The national carrier was liquidated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration in 2005, and the workers had been embarking on protests nationwide over their unpaid entitlements.
“Governments, in the past, decided just to liquidate Nigeria Airways without tending to the issue of the entitlements of the workers and they have been struggling to get that paid. We came in and took it very seriously.
“I’m happy to announce that Mr. President has approved N45 billion which has been confirmed to be the entitlements of these workers and Ministry of Finance has been instructed to pay the money. The ministry wrote to me last week that they have received the instruction to pay these workers, and therefore, they are setting up the modalities to pay.
“You should know it won’t be paid through my ministry before somebody will say I take some of it. It will be paid by finance through a process, and that process will commence very soon,’’ he said.
Good morning sur,since l’m living in cotonou(Rep of BENIN how can I no wen the paying will start.My staff No is 20095 Kpenou jean grat (cotonou Station WT)thanks
Good morning sir ,I forgot to tell you that My staff No is J 20095 I mean Junior Staff .Thanks
Please sir,m’y SS WT coo BJ want me to pay him 1 000 000 Fcfa from my intiltement
He use to tell me he is the one that use go to Nigeria whith his own money .Me I just a messeger cleanner ,but je has eancrase the salaries of tree of them whithout me in 4 staffs.we receive 45 per cent salary increment. All of them collected it whitout me. Please hep me .Thanks by anticipation.
Coo WT station 4 staffs names 1 SS Raimond Affandomi, Mm osseni( Assanni)Ameini,Vivou Honnore and me Kpenou Jean Grat.Thanks