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It seems govs agreed to treat pensioners badly

It seems govs agreed to treat pensioners badly
In this interview with ABIODUN NEJO, the Ekiti State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Joel Akinola, alleges that the state government is treating the senior citizens with levity, ignominy, and disrespect

3rd August 2022 Joel Akinola 3rd August 2022 In this interview with ABIODUN NEJO , the Ekiti State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Joel Akinola, alleges that the state government is treating the senior citizens with levity, ignominy, and disrespect We don’t get to hear stories of pensioners collapsing or dying in queues while expecting their pay in Ekiti as it is elsewhere.Everything put together for council and state government pensioners in Ekiti State is running from N40bn to N50bn.Any money paid to an average pensioner in Ekiti will circulate here, it will even generate income among traders; the economy will be enhanced; and it will help the revenue generation of the state government.These are seven months for local government pensioners and three months for state pensioners that have yet to be paid after several promises.

The government owes local government pensioners seven months’ arrears while state pensioners are owed three months.The body is ageing and needs maintenance.

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