- President Muhammadu Buhari has been hailed for paying pension regularly
- According to the pensioners union, it had never had it smooth until the Buhari-led administration came on board
- However, the union appealed to the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure prompt release of funds for pensioners
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has hailed President Buhari for his commitment to the payment of pensions to retired civil service workers.
Speaking during a one day interaction for the pensioners from the north central zone, NUP president, Abel Afolayan, made the commendation, adding that the union has never had it smooth until the current administration came on board, Tribune reports.
He disclosed that prior to the Buhari-led government's ascendancy to power, pensioners were owed 42-month salaries.
Legit.ng gathers that the forum was organised by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to interact with ‘senior citizens.’
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He said: “In my 29th year as a pensioner, frankly speaking, we have never had it so good like this. We wish to register our profound gratitude to Mr President. We appreciate you, we love you and we are with you.
“Even during the recession, this government remained committed to paying us regularly even our arrears. Once again, I will like to congratulate President Buhari for his re-election for the next four years. We hope he will continue to stand by us”
The PUT chairman, while commending the organisers of the event, lamented the treatments of pensioners across the country
He, however, appealed to the ministry of finance and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure prompt release of funds for pensioners.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari on Thursday, March 28, launched the Micro Pension Plan (MPP) that was aimed to benefit self-employed Nigerians.
President Buhari launched the programme at the State House, Abuja with the registration of a Keke NAPEP operator, Sagir Shawa.
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