Pensioners of the defunct College Of Education, Ekiadolor, Benin City, Edo State have passionately appealed to the Edo State Government under the leadership of Mr. Godwin Obaseki for the payment of their pension arrears.
The senior citizens under the aegis of Association of Pensioners, College Of Education, Ekiadolor, Benin, who paid an unscheduled visit to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Benin said they were appealing to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to kindly look towards their direction for payment of their three years pension arrears.
Addressing newsmen, Chairman of the Forum, Dr. Luke Imafidon Emumwen said they were appealing to the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to help sign the document we presented to him after our meeting with the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie Esq.
He explained that some of the pensioners are dead adding that They died while in acting service, of what they could have taken control of,
Citing the document signed by the Association which was titled “Request For Your Intervention In the Plight of College of Education, Ekiadolor Pensioners and Retirees Arising From Non-Payment of Pension and Gratuity, he said they were last paid in the month of September 2019. Since then, we have made several efforts to get the governor’s attention to our plight, but to no avail.