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Delta State retirees barricade government house gate in protest over non-payment of entitlements

Delta State primary school teachers and local government retirees embarked on a peaceful protest over what non-payment of their gratuities and pensions entitlements by the state government.

The protesters, who stormed and barricaded the Delta State Government House gate, prevented government officials and visitors from gaining entrance and exit into the facility.

Showing up with their cooking utensils, sleeping mats and other households items, the protesters said Governor Okowa had deliberately refused to pay them their entitlements since assumption of office till date.

NewsWireNGR gathered that the protest followed a statement by Delta PDP State Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Osuoza, on the entitlement of retirees which they considered as lies and misleading.

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