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Lg Pensioners Rejoices As Kwara Approves Consequencial Adjustment

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The Kwara State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has lauded the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq for approving consequential adjustment for the Pensioners in the State.

The Chairman of the Union, Comrade Saidu Oladimeji gave the commendation during a thank you visit to the State Local Government Service Commission and Local Government Pension Board in Ilorin.

Oladimeji described the Governor as a God-sent who came to rescue Pensioners particularly at the Local Government Areas from the perpetual sufferings in the hand of the successive Governments in the State

“We are here on behalf of over 32,000 Pensioners to appreciate the Governor for prioritising the welfare of the Pensioners in the State.

“We suffered a lot under the previous Governments. Only few of us are luckily spared from the suffering

“As a result of this, more than 3500 of my members died. But April 2015 was the worst in the history, when amputated Pension came in.

“We pleaded for full payment for retired junior officers, but yet they were paid in percentage. Somebody receiving N2000 was being paid 25 per cent. It is callousness of the highest order,” he said.

The NUP Chairman, who led other executive members on the visit, said the era of percentage was over.

According to him, Pensioners now receive their entitlements in full and paid as and well due.

“About three Fridays ago, he approved consequential adjustment for Pensioners in the State.

“People earning 2000 has N6000 added to the pay, N4000 to those receiving N20,000 and others

“If it was possible to amend the constitution on our part, we would seek for a third term for the Governor because of the wonderful work he is doing,” he said

Responding, the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Umaru Shero appreciated the Union Members for coming.

The visit, he said, would give the Government confidence that the Senior citizens are happy and joyous

He, however, commanded the State NUP for the show of understanding since the government came on board.

The Chairman promised to vividly transmit the message of the pensioners to the Governor.

Appreciate the union for coming to present their statement of Commendation for what the Governor has been doing to Senior citizens in the State.

Your coming has given us confidence of your happiness and joy

I thank you on behalf of the Government for show of understanding with the government since it came on board.

“We are all living witness your efforts (Pensioners) at ensuring the Governor was returned for second term.

“We will continue to seek advisory of the Union time to time. We all know that words may not be enough to describe the excellence of this administration,” he said.

There are catalogue of what he has done to the third tier of government.

He said the salaries of all categories of Staff, Pension and those receiving gratuity for June have been paid.

This, he said was a demonstration that the Governor is Workers-friendly.

According to him, those recognitions that are being the Governor at the national level are connected to his achievements at home.

Haliru Lubabat Ahmed,
Public Relations Officer
Kwara State Local Government Service Commission and Pension Board.

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