About sixty seven former Employees of the defunct of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), yesterday in Kano staged an emotional protest to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), demanding the immediate payment of their entitlements.
The former employees betrayed emotion as they were openly weeping during protest that lasted for over an hour to press home their demand.
They were carrying placards with the inscription that ” we ex PHCN security staff are dying” “no work no benefit please pay us” ” please give us our benefit” among others.
Spokesman of the group Jamilu Mohammed disclosed that eighty one of them were retired following the acquisition of the company by a private company, but only fourteen were settled since, remaining sixty seven have not been communicated to since October, 2013 to date.
Mohammed added that all of the remaining sixty seven that have not been paid and has met all requirement set by the screening committee, but all their pleas to the authority concern has fell on deaf ears to get their pay.
He lamented that the refusal of the authorities to pay has led to the death of two of their members, while several others are suffering from terminal illness, adding that all their entitlements put together is not more than Fifty million Naira.