By Ike Uchechukwu
CALABAR—Cross River State Government has agreed to commence the payment of the 2013 outstanding gratuities to affected retirees in the state through a payment schedule.
This was part of the outcome of the meeting between the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade and the leadership of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, held at the state Executive Chambers, Governor’s Office, Calabar.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the state Chairman of NLC, Mr John Ushie, said that the governor had directed the state Accountant General to partner the union to ensure that the remaining retirees receive their gratuities.
It will be recalled that the NLC in the state had given the state government seven days from December 13, 2017 to ensure the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU.
Ushie said that the governor has…
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