By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO Kaduna
The 19 States Northern Governors Forum has called on the Federal government to expedite action on the release of the New Nigerian Newspapers pensioners arrears.
The called was a made by the chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, Governor Shettima Kashim of Borno State, while reading the communique issued out at the end of their meeting held at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, on Thursday in Kaduna.
The Forum noted that, the lingering agitation by pensioners of the company and subsequent litigation which came about as a result of the non payment of their pension entitlements, was worrisome.
He described the action as a prelude to effecting payment of the pension arrears.
The Forum therefore, resolved to meet with the pensioners of the company with a view to find a lasting solution to the issue.
It would be recalled that pensioners of New Nigerian Newspapers dragged the company to court as a result of non payment of their entitlements, which they claimed, has led to the sudden deaths of some pensioners.