As 2023 elections draw near, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), South West zone, on Thursday threatened governors with their votes over nonpayment of pension and gratuities.
The union particularly directed all its members not to vote for any governor or government that is owing pensioners their entitlements in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
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The directive was part of the resolutions made at the end of the quarterly meeting of the union in the zone, held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The body disclosed that the accumulation of pension funds being owed by Nigerian governors “are in the region of a trillion naira.”
The union also directed its members in the zone to embark on protests over the non-implementation of consequential adjustment in pensions arising from the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage.
The meeting was attended by chairmen and secretaries of Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Lagos and Ekiti States chapters of the union.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NUP, South West zone, Comrade Olusegun Abatan, lamented that the governors in the zone are owing pensioners their gratuities and pensions running into trillion of naira.