By SundiataPOST, Abuja
He noted that since the liquidation of NAL on May 21, 2003, the Federal Government had only paid the retirees five years pension arrears out of 25 years pension arrears.
“We made several attempts in the past to seek audience with President Goodluck Jonathan; we wrote two correspondences through the aviation workers’ unions and the Trade Union Congress (TUC),” he said. According to him, there were 5,700 NAL pensioners and workers at the time of its liquidation, but regretted that many of them had died.
Another NAL retiree, Mr Andrew Inalegwu, said that the treatment being meted out to the pensioners was improper.
“NAL pensioners were not responsible for the airline’s liquidation,” he said.
He claimed that NAL employees who served in New York, Rome, London and other West African countries had been paid 25 years pension arrears.
“Why is it that those who worked in Nigeria were paid five years pension arrears?’’ he asked.