RETIREES in Anambra State have threatened to go on hunger strike if the state fails to pay their gratuities.

According to them, the government owes them four years’ arrears. They lamented that the situation was killing them slowly.

Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) Anthony Ugozor said the retirees would meet early next year to take a decision on the matter.

He said: “We don’t know what again to do. We are longer in active service and so the government is treating our matter with levity because it knows we can no longer embark on industrial dispute.