Pensioners to sue South-west governors over entitlements


The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, South-west Zonal Council, says this can resolve factual action against the governors in the distance over non-compliance with the constitutional provision on pension increment.

Here is contained in a statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Waidi Oloyede and Sunday Akin, respectively and made accessible to journalists on Monday in Ibadan.

The union talked about it would resolve the action, if by November 30, the pension increment of 33.4 per cent and consequential adjustment of pension 2019 were no longer addressed.

It talked about Sections 210 (3) and 173 (3) of the 1999 Constitution states that pension can dangle to be increased any time salaries and wages of group were increased or each five years, whichever comes first.

The union, also talked about it had written letters to the governors in the distance on the decision of its meeting held on Sept.16 to resolve the governors to court docket, in the event that they did no longer put into effect the pension increments.

“The South-West management of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, at its meeting at Ado-Ekiti on September 2021 noticed that these provisions of the constitution dangle always been held in breach by governors in Nigeria.

“This has resulted in low pension charge with some pensions earning as runt as N330 per month in some states even right here in the South-West.

South-West Governors[PHOTO CREDIT: @kfayemi]
South-West Governors[PHOTO CREDIT: @kfayemi]

“This infraction has resulted in poverty, debilitating diseases and even deaths among rankings of our pensioners,” the union talked about.

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It talked about that fully Lagos and Ondo Divulge Governments in the South-West space had applied the 33.4 per cent pension lengthen of 2010, while Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Ogun had no longer.

The union talked about there changed into yet every other wages lengthen of N18,000 to N30,000 in 2019 with its consequential adjustment to the salaries and wages of group, and that changed into introduced to the awareness of the governors.

“Up till this second, no action or observe has attain from the governors indicating that they must put into effect the lengthen.

“For the Governors in Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, and Ogun that dangle no longer applied the 33.4 per cent pension lengthen of 2010, it is acceptable that this be done sooner than the implementation of consequential adjustment of pension 2019 in advise now to no longer immediate-exchange the pensioners.”(NAN)

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