Guy threatens suicide over dad’s overdue N13 million gratuity in Calabar

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… attract Gov Ayade for instant payment.

By Ike Uchechukwu.

A 26 years of age guy, Mr. Joseph Odey on Wednesday threatened to take his own life if Cross River State guv, Prof. Ben Ayade declines to offset his dad’s gratuity without additional hold-up.

Odey who performed a one guy demonstration at the guv’s workplace on Leopard Roadway stated life was no longer worth living as the suffering of his household was driving him into anxiety.

Odey who informed Lead that his late dad, Mr Anthony Odey passed away simply 3 years to his retirement, worried that he served the state meritoriously for 32 years and passed away in active duty as the principal of Federal government Secondary School, Ebo in Yala LGA of the state.

His words: I am at the Guv’s workplace today to accentuate the non-payment of my late dad’s advantages and gratuity after he had actually put in 32 years of loyal service to the state and passed away as a school principal a couple of months prior to he was due for retirement.

” The weight, discomfort and suffering of my household is leaving hand, and I am ending up being more depressed seeing my household suffer every day, I am the very first boy and very first kid, I can’t bear to view my brother or sisters and bad mom suffer distress like this. From the blue paper, the cash is 13 million naira.

” Following the unfortunate death of my dad, I began processing the documents for payment of his advantages, finished it in 2017 and got main approval in January2018 After awaiting another year and no payment was made to my household by the Federal government,.

” I approached the Accounting professional General of the State about the matter however he informed me that no payment was being thought about which there is a stockpile of pending payments extending back to 2014, all waiting for the Guv’s approval.

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” Following this disclosure, I tried numerous times to bring the Guv’s attention to the concern however all messages to that impact were unanswered.

My household has actually been dealing with tough times given that the death of our dad who was the income producer.

” My 2 instant more youthful sis at various levels of research study in the University are on the brink of leaving while the 3rd who passed WAEC and JAMB examinations this year deals with an unsure future due to our monetary incapacitation.

” I make this public interest Guv Benedict Ayade to kindly let my household have the opportunity to lead a good life by offering the permission for us to be paid. I will be here with my placard every day, come rain or shine up until the approval is offered otherwise I will take the simple escape, trigger I can stand this discomfort and pity for too long.

When gotten in touch with, the Chief Press Secretary to gov Ayade, Mr Christian Ita stated they are paying in batches, they were going to pay everybody including that this (under Ayade) administration acquired a stockpile of gratuity from2013

His words:” We have actually cleared 2013 and we are paying in batches, we acquired gratuity and we are clearing them as quickly as possible, it’s a function of cash, everybody impacted will be paid.

” We are presently paying 2014, we will get to everybody since we are balancing out the stockpile in batches,” Ita stated.

LEAD.

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