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Breaking : Ex-Nigeria Airways Workers get payment alerts

Ex Nigeria Airways May finally heave a sigh of relief now as payment alerts have began to trickle in.

Chairman, Aviation Union Grand Alliance, Comrade Luqmon Animashaun who confirmed the payment, said: “I can authoritatively tell you that some of our members have started getting alerts on their phones”.

About 5,900 ex-workers were captured in the exercise that took place in Lagos, Enugu and Kano for two weeks, out of which The first 1,000 cleared and forwarded to the concerned authorities for payment had confirmed receipt of 50 per cent of the part payment of the severance benefits 24 hours ago.

The ex-workers had waited for 10 years, having being paid five years’ benefit in November 2008 by late President Umaru Yar’Adua.

The airline was liquidated on September 30, 2004 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo who had said that as the Military Head of State in 1979, he left about 30 aircraft in the fleet of the airline, only to return in 1999 to meet “just two aircraft managing to fly”.

Within the period of liquidation, about 845 of the supposed beneficiaries had died, while about 20 per cent of them are battling with several health challenges.