Pension not made in 130 months New Nigeria Newspaper.
By: Mohammed Garba
A group of pensioners from the New Nigerian Newspapers, on Monday won a case they brought against the Federal Government and the Newspaper over the non payment of 130 months pension and gratuity.
Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court 2, , in her judgment, granted virtually all the relieves sought by the pensioners.
The court ruled that the plaintiffs were entitled to payment of their monthly pension including the accumulated pension arrears of 100 months.
Ms. Anyadike also ruled that the defendants should pay the pensioners all their current and accrued pension arrears together with all increments thereof, as well as their outstanding balance of gratuity.
The Chairman of the NNN Pensioners Association, Idih Sule, thanked all who made the victory possible, especially their counsel Messr A.B.Iweka and Co; Chief Ekhasemomhe and Co, the media and other well meaning Nigerians.
Mr. Sule also thanked the pensioners for their patience and asked God to grant external repose to the souls of all those who died due to the hardship occasioned by the non-payment of their benefits.
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