NUP Applauds Abiodun Over welfare of retirees

Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) Ogun State Council has expressed their appreciation to Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun over the welfare of the retirees as exhibited by the timely and prompt payments of monthly pensions.

NUP gave the appreciation today at while felicitating with the senior citizens at the 2021 Pensioners Day Celebration held at the NUP Secretariat, Leme Abeokuta the state capital.

The NUP Chairman, Comrade Oloyede while appreciating Governor Abiodun on various outstanding achievements within the state requested an increase be made of the gratuities being released to one billion naira monthly to reduce the anxiety of the expectant pensioners at the possibility of collecting before death come knocking.

Comrade Oloyede further requested for the implementation of the provision of the federal government circular on 33.4% increase in pension that was issued in 2010 as is done in many other states of the federation.

His words"we again request for the refund of the unremitted Contributory Pension Deductions to retirees. These had accrued to over 150 months of unremitted deductions to the various PFAs

"We finally make request for the resuscitation of the suspended Bureau of State Pensions Committee and the Bureau of local government pensions by the last administration.

The Chairman stated that many of the members of the union are handicapped and with different health challenges requiring immediate medical attention that will gulp much money.

He therefore appealed to the Governor to ensure their demands are met.

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