PENSIONER SLUMPS TO DEATH ON QUEUE WHILE WAITING FOR PAYMENT

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A pensioner has slumped to death in Delta State while queuing up to receive his pension.

Identified as Mr. Aliogo Thomas(file image), the deceased was one of the 2010 retirees of
Shell Petroleum Development Company, and 26 of his colleagues were at the scene when the incident happened.

Leader of the retirees, Akinola Kayode, said in Sapele yesterday that the company owed them over N800 million severance package, adding that they had served the company meritoriously for between eight and 29 years, until 2010 when they were all disengaged from service.

He said: “If you add all our years together, you will get not less than 500 years of meritorious service, yet Shell has refused to pay our severance benefits, despite several entreaties from us.

‘’The name of our dead colleague is Mr Aliogo Thomas. He died on the queue while we were all awaiting the payment of our severance benefit from Shell.”

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