Ex-Aviation Workers Issue Two-week Ultimatum To BPE

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About 1,000 ex-workers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Plc have issued a two-week ultimatum the Bureau of Public Enterprises the continued delay in addressing affecting the payment of N1.3bn severance package.

Speaking at a press in Lagos Friday, rights activist and counsel the ex-workers, Mr Joe Nwokedi, said many of the ex-workers had died of health-related challenges in recent months even as BPE continue delay the payment of -time entitlements.

Nwokedi, who is the Principal Partner, Interveners and Joe Nwokedi Solicitors, said the firm forced the case of the Ex-NAHCO Workers Forum against the BPE as he could imagine how Nigerians who had laboured to serve organisation for many years could be made to face delays in getting hard-earned entitlements.

According to Nwokedi, the forum will be proceeding to court to press the case, if the BPE fails to respond to a letter demanding details of payments to be made to the EX-NAHCO workers numbering about 1,000.

The rights activist noted that since October 7, 2020 when firm wrote the BPE behalf of the ex-workers demanding details of the payment and how it would be paid, the agency had yet responded.

The continued delay, according to him, showed the BPE had many things to hide regarding the N1.3bn severance package.