The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has said the actions and inactions of Federal and State Governments is responsible for the untimely deaths of senior citizens in the country.
The union lamented the delay in the implementation of the consequential adjustment of monthly pensions following the approval of N 30,000 national minimum wage in April 2019.
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Addressing journalists at the national secretariat of NUP in Abuja during the weekend, the union’s President, Dr Abel Afolayan, alleged that a report of the committee set up by Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission has been missing since November 2020.
“It is disheartening to note that for almost 2 years running, pensioners are still awaiting the approval of their own consequential adjustment of monthly pensions in compliance with the constitutional stipulations.
“It is to inform you that the committee set up by the Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, having completed its assignment, submitted the committee’s report to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) since November 2020 for onward transmission to the President for his assent,” he said.
The union, however, commended the federal government on the payment of the 10 months residual arrears of pensions to its members through PTAD.