Idah Poly Decries Non-Payment Of Pensions, Gratuities, To Ex-Workers By Pension Administrators

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The management of Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, has reacted to the public outcry of former workers over the delay in payment of their pensions and gratuities.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Mr Simeon Omale, in an interview with The Standard Gazette in Lokoja, said the institution shares in the pains of the former workers, adding that the situation is currently beyond them.

He disclosed that the institution has done its part by providing details of the retirees to the pension administrators chosen by themselves.

“This workers choosed the pension administrators by themselves but the only thing we can do right now is to invite the pension administrator and the ex- workers for interface and see how the situation can be redeemed”. He stated.

There have been growing concerns by public-spirited individuals and human rights organisations since the news was broken by The Standard Gazette, condemning the non-challans attitude towards former workers by the institution and pension administrators.

One such group, the Socio-Cultural Association known as Igala Dominion, recently condemned what it described as despicable the way and manners former workers of the institution were thrown into abject poverty due to the refusal of pension administrators to pay them their entitlement.

The National President of Igala Dominion, Comrade Johnson Sani, who stated this in Idah recently, said it is a sin against God for someone to be denied his entitlements after working for 35 years in service to his father’s land.

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