A young man, Joseph Odey, on Wednesday embarked on a one-man protest at the governor’s office in Calabar to call attention to the plight of members of his family over the non-payment of his late father’s gratuity and death benefits.
The 26-year-old man, who carried a placard with the inscription ‘Your excellency please pay gratuity. My family is distressed’ told journalists that he could take his life if the gratuity was not paid.
“I’m at the Governor’s office today to bring attention to the non-payment of my late father’s (Anthony Odey) benefits and gratuity after he had put in 32 years of faithful service to the state and died as a school principal of Government Secondary School, Ebo in Yala few months before he was due for retirement. Read more