FG pays 114 ex-Nigeria Airways retirees severance package twice

The federal government has released the names of 114 ex-Nigeria Airways workers whose accounts were wrongly credited twice in the last verification exercise conducted across three centres in the country. 

The government, through the Aviation Union Grand Alliance (AUGA), observed that hundreds of the former workers were erroneously paid twice by the Accountant General, and while other banks cooperated with the office and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to revert the sums to the apex bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA) was yet to do likewise. 

A statement signed by Lukeman Animashaun, the AUGA President, and obtained by Sahara Reporters, requested the affected staff to visit their banks by Monday as requested by UBA to correct the error in order to allow colleagues who were yet to benefit from the 50 per cent of the severance packages to do so immediately. 

He warned that if the beneficiaries refused to do as advised, they risked being delisted from future exercise. 

The statement read: “This is to passionately appeal to all our colleagues (about 114 people) who bank with UBA Plc and were mistakenly credited twice in the ongoing payment exercise.

“While other banks have identified the error and promptly effected the reversal, UBA Plc demands each beneficiary’s directives. In view of this therefore, we kindly request all these 114 beneficiaries with mistaken double payments, who bank with UBA Plc, to please urgently go to their various UBA branches and effect the refund/reversal on Monday 31-12-18.

“We passionately appeal to all those involved to respond accordingly on Monday, 31st December, 2018, in everyone’s interest, and avoid being delisted from future exercise.”

However, Sahara Reporters observed that seven of the 114 listed among those who benefited from the double credit of their accounts were repeated twice in the names released by AUGA.

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