Nigeria Ports Authority Pensioners in Port Harcourt Protest over NPA refusal to Increase their Pension. – PensionNigeria

Nigeria Ports Authority Pensioners in Port Harcourt Protest over NPA refusal to Increase their Pension.

Scores of pensioners of the Nigerian Ports Authority in Port Harcourt on Wednesday besieged the main gate of the organisation in protest of an alleged refusal of the management to increase their pensions.

Some of them said they had been suffering because the NPA management refused to increase their pensions, a development they said was causing them untold hardship.

The pensioners, who were elderly men and women, had gathered at the gate of the organisation in the Rivers State capital, displaying placards with various inscriptions to drive home their message. Some of the inscriptions on the placards are; ‘MD, NPA pensioners are senior citizens; pay us well’, ‘Enslavement of pensioners by NPA should stop’, ‘MD, pensioners are dying every day because of you’, ‘MD, pay us our constitutional increment’, ‘Please, give us our right; we’ve laboured for it’, and ‘MD, pensioners are dying of hunger.’

The Chairman of NPA Welfare Association, Port Harcourt branch, Elder Enoch Okoh, said the peaceful protest by the pensioners was aimed at drawing the attention of the entire world to their plight.

Okoh lamented that while some of his colleagues were bedridden in their houses, others had since died because of lack of money to get proper medical attention.

He said, we decided to come out today so that the entire world will know why we are here. We are senior citizens of this country; we have paid our dues by spending 35 years in service and retired honourably.

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