NUP seeks National Minimum Pension approval – PensionNigeria

NUP seeks National Minimum Pension approval

Dr. Abel Afolayan, President of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), has reiterated the call on the need for the approval of national minimum pension for pensioners across Nigeria. He made the call on the occasion of this year’s Pensioners’ Day Celebration held in Abuja on 11th of December, 2020.

He said “Right from the inception of Nigeria Union of Pensioners in 1978, NUP has been agitating for the approval of National Minimum Pension in the same manner National Minimum Wage was approved for workers. Up till now, this demand had not been granted.”

“We have however, decided to go through the National Assembly to appropriate legislation for approval of this demand. Efforts are therefore on-going to achieve this age-long dream of pensioners.”

“Many state governments feel reluctant and unwilling to comply with the constitutional provisions 210(3), as if they are neither concerned nor affected. I want to use this medium once again to call on all the recalcitrant states to obey the constitution of the land which they swore to during their swearing-in ceremonies, bearing in mind that these men and women had use their productive years to create wealth being enjoyed today.”

“On a general note, the union frowns and condemns in its entirety the insensitivity and inhuman treatment being melted out to pensioners in some states in relation to their pension entitlements.”

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