Elder Polycarp, a 68-year-old man who is among the 1,731 workers who were dismissed from the savannah sugar company in 2002 after which the company was privatized by the Federal Government.
He confirmed the report that after the initial intervention, many of them were paid their entitlements but some were given negative statements of accounts and some other peoples’ dates of appointment were not entered correctly.
He said some of those affected have become sick and cannot afford hospital bills and some have died.
The Ordinary President commented and was of the opinion that all of these wouldn’t have been if the person who acquired the company had done t needful.
Legally, when there’s such a transaction, it’s needed for the buyer to know that he is inheriting the liabilities alongside all that comes with the company.
Thus it is needed for him to come to the aid of these aged ones who have contributed selfless service to the nation.
Ordinary Dr. Ahmad Isah stated with disappointment the ineffectiveness of the bodies accrued with the responsibilities of protecting lives and properties in the Country.
For instance, PTAD; Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate a body established to address pensioner’s complaints regarding the non-payment of monthly pension, short payment of pension and gratuity, removal of name on pension payment voucher and non-payment of pension after retirement amongst other things.
It is sad to note that despite being furnished with everything they’ll need to be effective, some officials seem not to care about the wellbeing of those they should be responsible to; they instead loot government funds and divert it for personal use which is unfair on the part of those in dire need of these monies.
He touched on the ineffectiveness being displayed by NAPTIP; national Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons; an organization that was established to combat human trafficking and other similar human rights violation.
But it’s rather a thing of concern because a common man would conclude that his rights are not regarded by his fellow humans.
Though saddled with the responsibility of curbing trafficking activities, it seems not to be functional because human trafficking and kidnapping are on the rise and nothing seems to be done about it.
For there to be commendable governance, there has to be working together of every parastatal, agency and other corporate bodies to achieve the desired result.
For instance, bills are passed into law for the benefits of the governed but the body responsible decides not to do anything and rather choose to deny citizens their rights to enjoy from the wealth owned by the nation.
Nigeria will be better when people get concerned about the quota they can contribute to make it a great country.
Doctors from the West African College of Surgeon were represented in the studio and they did well to enlighten listeners and viewers about the forthcoming Medical Outreach that will feature free surgeries from 9th-15th February, 2020.
It is a yearly conference that trains surgeons all over West Africa and also includes the presentation of academic papers amongst other things.
They also gave a list of Hospitals where these exercises will take place and they include; Garki General Hospital, Federal Staff Hospital Jabi, Medical Centre Mararaba, Wuse General Hospital, General Hospital Kubwa, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Special Hospital Lokoja, and General Hospital Lambata, Niger state.
It was added that there would be screening and the time of the surgery will be determined on how serious the cases are.