Former ALSCON staff threaten BPE, PTAD with lawsuit over unpaid severance benefits

Former staffers of Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday took to the street to vent their anger over the non-payment of their severance benefits running into millions of naira

To this end, they handed a two-week ultimatum to BPE and PTAD to pay their monies, otherwise, they would take legal action against the two federal agencies.

Convener of the protest, Hope Ufot Wilfred said the BPE had carried out a verification exercise for disengaged workers of the company in 2012 which did capture every staff.

He said that ALSCON had a total number of 1,805, but expressed dismay that names of 562 of them were omitted from the company’s nominal roll, which prompted the federal government to direct PTAD to conduct another staff verification exercise in 2019 as a precondition for the payment of severance benefits.