NPA retirees plan mass protest

The 2006/2007 batch of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) retirees are set for a mass protest over their monthly unpaid pension and outstanding benefits.
The retirees said that the planned protest would be carried out simultaneously in five ports, including: Onne, Warri, Calabar, Apapa and Tin-Can.
The National Chairman of 2006/2007 Retired Staff of NPA, Mr. Charles Ayo Binitie, said that there is no going back on the planned protest in the various ports if the management of NPA fail to address their issue before it.
Binitie said that the one week ultimatum letter and plan for protest in the specified ports has been communicated to the appropriate authorities, including the General Managers of the two zones overseeing above-mentioned ports.

“We wish to reiterate that we are entitled to our pension for life, because we fall within the old pension scheme, especially as the Federal Government circular of 3rd August, 2009 clearly directs on our issues.
“We are demanding the 10 per cent gratuity and pension as compensation for premature retirement. We are also demanding for one year salary as compensation for those disengaged employee who did not complete the minimum qualifying period for gratuity and pension,” he said.
Binitie said that the retirees are also asking for the payment of repatriation allowance as was done in the case of 2008 disengaged employees.