Ex-labour leader laments conditions of pensioners in Cross River

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CALABAR – immediate-past Chairman of Nigeria Union of (NUT) and Nigeria Congress (NLC) Cross River State, Mr Njom Nyambi, has described conditions of pensioners the state as poor and alarming.

Nyambi made this known while speaking on the plight of pensioners on Sunday an with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Calabar.

He said before he retired, he used to think complaints by pensioners were being exaggerated but he knew better as a retiree, yet to get gratuity.

“I told the during the 2014 May Day celebration I have been paid my gratuity.

“It is unfortunate after working for 35 years for government, finds himself such a situation,’’ Nyambi said.

He those in positions of authority to do something to change the situation.

“We know that those in government are Politicians; they should know that retirees are supposed to be treated well,” Nyambi said.

The leader advised those still in service to prepare well for retirement, adding that outside difficult.

“I want them to think that there is still time. When you say there is still time in the civil service, you may well end up getting anything.

“As a civil servant, whatever you get, eat and keep something for the rainy day, because when you retire, it may be very difficult to eat and keep yourself and your family,” Nyambi added.(NAN)