The Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, who made this known during the briefing on the updates on the coronavirus said the names of the recipients to be paid were being collated.
He said that about 50 percent of payments had been made in the face of the shortage of funds during this pandemic crisis besieging countries globally.
According to him, “The President asked us to pay about 50 percent of the affected workers then and they were paid. Every expenditure of government needs a legislative stamp, including that for Nigeria Airways pensioners.
“The House of Representatives has already dealt with the matter and passed it. So, once they pass it at the Senate, which is after Easter, we will go ahead and pay.
“The money has been provided and we are willing to pay, but we have to legalize it by going through the National Assembly to approve and stamp it.
“It is the requirement of the law and this government will always do things in accordance with the law. So, we will pay the workers.”