The federal government wednesday hinted that it had raised the N45 billion needed to clear the pension arrears of the defunct Nigerian Airways workers arrears.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on behalf of the federal government, disclosed this in Abuja at the fourth Aviation Stakeholders’ Forum.
According to him, “The delay in the payment is due to the Easter break that has halt the Senate from approving the payment till after the holiday.
“The House of Representatives has passed the payment, the Senate says it will pass it after the Easter break. So there is no need to close down the economy of the country.”
On March 19, 2018, unions in the aviation sector in partnership with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) gave the federal government 14-day ultimatum to pay the pension arrears or face strike. Read more