By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
Pensioners in Ekiti State have appealed to the state government to commence the payment of the N20 billion pension arrears owed their members.
They said the situation has inflicted untold post-retirement hardship
on their members and led to the untimely deaths of many of them.
They called on Governor Ayo Fayose to pay the arrears of gratuities and
monthly pensions totallingÂ N20 billion.
The Ekiti retirees also advocated a review of their pensions in
conformity with Section 210, Sub-Section 3 of the 1999 Constitution.
Speaking with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday, the state Chairman of
the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Mr Ayo Kumapayi, advised the
governor to focus on the welfare of civil servants and pensioners and stop giving priority to capital projects.