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MAY DAY: Omo-Agege laments Pensioners Plight in Delta



As Nigerian workers mark the 2022 May day celebration across the country, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has lamented the plight of Pensioners in Delta State.
Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy President of the Senate. Yomi Odunuga conveyed the message today (1/5/2021).

The Delta Central lawmaker elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), lamented that the Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration of Delta State has refused to pay senior citizens their pensions and gratuities after serving the state meritoriously.

Senator Omo-Agege however felicitated with Nigerian workers on the occasion of this year’s Workers’ Day just as he applauded them for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice.

He noted that their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations.

“The continued neglect and refusal of the state government to pay their pensions and gratuities speaks to the disdain, aversion, contempt, derision and hatred by the Okowa-led government for workers.

“Unfortunately, many retirees have passed on without collecting their entitlements while others have resorted to riding commercial motorcycles popularly called Keke to make ends meet. Current workers are also not that hopeful that they would be receiving their entitlements as and when due upon retirement. This does not speak well of an oil-rich state like Delta.

“It is a sorry state that those who have diligently served the state for the most productive part of their lives are treated like second-class citizens by the state government.

“Our message of building a new Delta hinged on Employment and Empowerment, Development, Good Governance and Enduring peace and security (EDGE) will usher in a better deal for workers. Frankly speaking, Delta State workers deserve better and we shall deliver on all promises to them,” he said.

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