By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”THE Pensioners Welfare Association of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Warri, has accused the management of the agency of deliberately delaying payment of membersâ€™ accrued arrears of 30% and 15% arising from the non-implementation of the Federal Governmentâ€™s policy since 2008, even as it appealed to it to expedite action to alleviate their suffering.
The pensioners also called for a stop to the discriminatory practices in the medical service of the authority and charged management to declareÂ free medical services to all its pensioners on equal basis.
These are some of the resolution reached at the end of the 5th Triennial Delegates Conference of the group held at the New Port conference hall, Warri, and hosted by its branch Chairman, Comrade. Josaih A. Erie.
In a communique issued at the end of the conference and signed by Comrades O.Atie and Z.C. Opara, Chairman and Secretary respectively, the group stated that the time had come for the management to revive the long abandoned Pensioners National Day put in abeyance in efforts to run away from their responsibilities to the pensioners.
It also charged the management of the ports authority to wake up to the challenge by restoring the Pensioners’ Day.
Applauding the steadfastness of pensioners in the zone for their doggedness, the association appealed to the ports authority to immediately bridge the wide communication gap existing between both parties.