- Former workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways promised to mobilise for President Buhari
- The former workers applauded the president for paying them their dues
- Lai Mohammed said the testimonies were a reflection of the positive work of the Buhari administration
Ex-workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways in what seems like an appreciation move, have set plans to stage a rally for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Daily Independent reports that Lookman Animashaun who is the president of the union said the rally will take place in the first week of February.
Animashaun gave the hint at programme tagged ‘Testimonies Of Change’, which was organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture, in Abuja.
According to him, over 5,000 were being mobilised for solidarity rally for Buhari’s re-election in appreciation for their entitlements which the president cleared after 14 years of waiting.
He said other governments had failed to pay them until the president came into power. He said: “We are coming out with a bang over 5,000 of our members and we are urging members to come with their people.”
Lai Mohammed who is the minister of information and culture said the testimonies from Nigerians showed the success of the Buhari administration.
He said: “We have used many platforms to communicate the numerous achievements of the administration to Nigerians. These include Town Hall Meetings, which we have now held 16 times across the country; media tour of infrastructural projects; regular visits to media organisations, press conferences and media interviews, and the FGN/iAPP.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the pensioners of the defunct Nigerian Airways stormed the premises of the federal Ministry of Finance to protest the non-payment of their severance package.
The pensioners barricaded the entrance of the ministry to demand immediate payment of their severance package, which amounts to N45 billion.
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The pensioners accused the minister of finance Kemi Adeosun of refusing to release the N45 billion pension fund which they said has been approved by the Federal Executive Council since September 2017.
Speaking to journalists, the national president of the former workers of Nigeria Airways, Sam Nzeme, said that since President Buhari approved of the payment, nothing has been done and he has sent countless letters to the authority without any response.
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