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Pay My Father’s Gratuity Or I’ll Commit Suicide - Man Protests At Cross River State Governor’s Office

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Joseph Odey, 26, an indigene of Yala Local Government Area of Cross River, on Wednesday, August 14th protested the non-payment of his late father’s gratuity valued at N13 million, threatening to commit suicide if the government delays further.




Odey, who spoke to journalists during his protest at the governor’s office in Calabar, said his deceased father, Anthony Odey, served the Cross River Government for 32 years. He added that his father’s last post, was Principal of Government Secondary School, Ebo in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River. According to him, his father died on Dec.12, 2015, three years before his retirement from service.



“Following his sad death, I commenced processing the papers for payment of his benefits, completed it in 2017 and received official approval in January 2018.

After waiting for another year and no payment was made to my family by the government, I approached the accountant-general of the state about the matter but he told me that no payment was being considered.

“He added that there was a backlog of pending payments stretching back to 2014, all awaiting the governor’s approval. Following this disclosure, I have attempted several times to bring this issue to the governor’s attention, but failed as all messages to that effect were not answered.

“My late father’s gratuity is N13 million and I have the blueprint which I got from the Office of the Accountant- General of the state. My family has been facing hard times since the death of our father who was the breadwinner of the family.

“My two immediate younger sisters at different levels of study in the university are on the verge of dropping out, while the third who passed WAEC and JAMB exams this year faces an uncertain future due to our financial incapacitation”, he said.

He appealed to Governor Ben Ayade to ensure the settlement of the gratuity to enable his siblings to live a decent life. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Christian Ita, said the present administration inherited a backlog of gratuities from 2013 while reacting to Odey’s protest.

He said the payments for 2013 had been concluded while the ones for 2014 were being paid in batches.

“The state would definitely pay, what is delaying the payment is a function of money, but it will pay since the young man has gone through the whole process with the office of the accountant-general”, he said.

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PMB no send you. You can commit suicide if you like. Na you sabbi. Go rest jor.

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Some people need to follow his example

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This guy's funny, see let me tell you some people problems are even greater than yours,
C'mon go hustle man

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Never think of taking away your life because know one can tell what the future holds for you

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Thing are going on badly

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[ @dozeuro: ] PMB no send you. You can commit suicide if you like. Na you sabbi. Go rest jor.


easy oo

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Na wa for nigeria o person serv finish them no want pay am him money again

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Please don't kill yourself because of another's money. No matter he's ur father. Just believe in God.

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the money is not a small one sha

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I've never seen a frustrated country like Nigeria

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Make government please pay his dad gratuity ooo...he no easy to work comes rain comes sun for many years ooo...abeg oo

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Maybe the money has been diverted to another purpose

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Make government give these people scholarship

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this is quite serious and i think it shouldn't been taken lightly....

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I pity your condition, you had better not think of suicide because your father's gratuity is yer to be paid, nobody will see you that's the fact you should know

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Thank you for your information

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Nice move by him,they should pay the money,so they can confront there situation

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make them pay him please
it will even be in the best interest of the govt to do so

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Government should give them their right

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And our government are seeing thus and can't do anything about it

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and what exactly is keeping he goverment from paying the man what its owed the family

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They should pay the money o. Someone myt have eaten the money

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This is really serious how did it get to this point sef.

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I have nothing to say except....Nigeria!

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I don't know what this country is turning into

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If you kill yourself it will be double wahala for the old man,so think wisely and stay save for your father

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"The state would definitely pay, what is delaying the payment is a function of money."

My take on this.

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the government should pay him the money

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You don't have to commit suicide

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