NLC to have interaction NASS over criminalisation of nonpayment of pension

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed its resolve to collaborate with the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in a renewed effort, to make sure that States owing pension arrears are engaged to pay what they owe to the retirees.

NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero made this identified when he interfaced with the nationwide management of the NUP in Abuja on Thursday.

The Nationwide President of the NUP, Comrade Godwin Abumisi, had in his welcome remarks informed Ajaero the numerous challenges the senior residents are going through within the nation, particularly throughout the States of the federation, the place many State governors refuse to pay pensions. He went on to request NLC’s intervention and help.

The NUP Nationwide President, significantly expressed nice disappointment and displeasure on the unrepentant angle and inhuman remedy some State governors mete to pensioners of their varied States.

He used Abia and Imo State governors because the chief instance of those that have refused to pay pensions to the retirees even with the excruciating financial hardship within the nation.

Reacting to the demand of the pensioners, Ajaero expressed unhappiness, saying it’s unacceptable the horrible scenario should governors made the retirees of their States undergo. He puzzled why a governor or president is not going to prioritize cost of pension, figuring out it’s the solely livelihood of many pensioners and their proper.

He added that governors and president have relations who will retire sometime, asking why they institute and are happy with legacy of nonpayment of pension that can finally damage their members of the family and relative sooner or later.

Moreover, Ajaero mentioned; “We should lengthen our hand of fellowship to NUP. The challenges NUP have as an affiliate of NLC will probably be a problem to your complete unions which are affiliated with NLC. Pensioners can’t battle for themselves alone, NLC will take up their points and battle for them.

“We’ll strive our greatest to honor our fathers and moms, the pensioners. It is extremely necessary we try this as a result of all of us will retire and develop into pensioners sometime. The Federal and State governments ought to have been paying a residing pension to our pensioners by now, not refusing to pay even the depressing quantities the retirees are entitled to. NLC will pursue a invoice and process the Nationwide Meeting on criminalisation of non-payment of pension.

“We’ll shutdown States who refuses to pay pensions. Our actions will probably be louder and we’ll be sure that our pensioners are paid what’s being owed to them. We can’t proceed to permit State governors deal with the senior residents who spend one of the best years of their life working for the wealth and progress of our nation to be handled with disregard.”



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