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Buhari is committed to improving welfare of Nigerians- FG

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to improving the welfare of Nigerians evident from payments of pension of the workers of Nigerian Airways. Minister…

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to improving the welfare of Nigerians evident from payments of pension of the workers of Nigerian Airways.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Friday in Lagos while addressing the former workers of the Nigeria Airways, who staged a rally in support of the re-election bid of President Buhari, a statement by his assistant on media Segun Adeyemi said.

He said commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the welfare of Nigerians spurred him to end the 14-year suffering of the pensioners and former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways.

He also said the pro-poor policies of the government, has benefited many Nigerians, listing the Conditional Cash Transfer which has benefitted 300,000 families and the home-grown school feeding system, under which 9.3 million school children are being fed daily.

“The Administration’s commitment to the welfare of Nigerians has led President Muhammadu Buhari to end the 14-year wait and suffering of the 5,996 former staffers of Nigeria Airways, who have started receiving payment of their pension arrears and other benefits from the Federal Government.

“It is noteworthy that since the liquidation of Nigeria Airways, successive Administrations have failed to settle the ex staffers, leading to untold suffering and loss of human dignity by the affected people,” he said.

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