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RETIRED staffs of the Nigerian Coal Corporation, Enugu, have cried to President Muhammadu Buhari to once more, direct the Minister of Finance to pay them their severance differential terminal benefits, as had been paid to their counterparts of other organisations in Nigeria.

  They said “We humbly write to inform you that following a directive that all arrears owed Nigerian workers from previous administrations should be cleared, vide the circular HCSF/423/5.1/128, dated 14th September, 2015, as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s magnanimity and zero tolerance in not giving the Nigerian workers what is due to them.

  “We submitted our document concerning the aforementioned subject matter to the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation among other arrears on 28th September, 2015. Four years had passed and we have not received any response with regard to our submission”.

  They emphasised that they wrote to the Minister, telling her that their sister corporation, The Nigerian Mining Corporation, Jos, had been verified and had been paid. “We are very grateful for that, thus, this cry,” they commented.

  NCC retired staff mentioned that their already worked out hard and soft copies of their severance differential of terminal benefits, totaling N182,902,498,90 only, was submitted to the minister four years ago.

  “That is why we are crying out now, hoping that we shall be paid without any further delay”. They lamented.

  Their appeal to the minister of 28th September, 2019, and their reminder of 1st June, 2020, were both written and signed by the acting managing director of the corporation, Enugu. Mr. O.G Onwuasoigwe on behalf of the entire staff, who had been and are undergoing untold hardship.

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