Pensioners Want Buhari To Settle Their Arrears
Pensioners in the Federal Civil Service, Ondo State chapter have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give more attention to the welfare of the senior citizens who had served the country meritoriously during their active service.
While they appreciated the efforts made so far by the present administration, they still pleaded that the payment of the remaining outstanding allowances should be made for the survival of their members.
They spoke through the new chairman of the Federal Civil Service Pensioners( FCSP) in Ondo state, Kehinde Durotoye on Monday during the inauguration of its new executives in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The election was coordinated by Officials of FCSP from Abuja under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Pensioners( NUP).
He said the federal government should fast track the efforts in settling all outstanding arrears of pensioners, stressing that many of them had died due to lack of funds to meet various needs especially food and medication.
Durotoye lamented as he recounted May 2011, when he was appointed as the state coordinator of the union by former leadership of the union and inaugurated alongside other sister states of Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi and Ogun.
He said”: We thought we had arrived but the shenanigans that played out between the former leaders and NUP National Headquarters scuttled that dream.
The chairman noted that the National Headquarters decided not to recognize the inauguration on the grounds that they were not carried along despite being duly informed in writing and approved fund for the exercise.
The state NUP Chairman, Chief Raphael Adetuwo congratulated the new officers, noting that as leader of Pensioners, he should be ready to tolerate incessant worries from senior citizens because of old age hazards and poverty.
Other new executive members include Segun Ayegoro, Vice Chairman, Mrs O.Agbi, Treasurer, Olusegun Jacob, Auditor, James Aremu, State Trustee 1 and Femi Owoeye, State Auditor 11.
Source: Naija News