• Reforms will ease pensioners’ hardship, says Buhari

    Reforms will ease pensioners’ hardship, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that the present administration’s reforms will ensure that those who spent their productive years serving the nation will not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.

    According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke during a meeting he had with the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Sharon Ikeazor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    Buhari directed a speedy completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.

    The […]

  • Pensioners to Buhari:We are dying of hunger

    Pensioners to Buhari:We are dying of hunger

    Pensioners in Ondo state have urged the federal and state governors to priortise the welfare of the senior citizens to relieve them of agony being faced after serving the country meritoriously in various capacities.

    They urged the relevant bodies to allow them live decent life before their death,especially during the current economic recession.

    The National President of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) Dr Abel Afolayan, the Ondo State Chairman of the Union, Chief Raphael Adetuwo, Chairman,Ondo State Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) […]

  • Police pensioners to get N1.2bn from PTAD next month

    Police pensioners to get N1.2bn from PTAD next month

    According to reports, the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate on Wednesday said it would release a total sum of N1.2bn between now and December 15 to offset arrears of pensioners of the Nigeria Police Force.

    The Director-General, PTAD, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, stated this when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Pensions visited the agency.

    The committee, headed by Hon. Adamu Shekarau, visited the headquarters of PTAD in Abuja as part of its oversight functions.

    She said the payment of the 33 per […]

  • Pensioners demand N25,000 minimum pension

    Pensioners demand N25,000 minimum pension

    Pensioners are agitating for an increase in their monthly stipend, even as the Federal Government has yet to clear a backlog of pensions owed some of its retirees.

    Specifically, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners is asking the government to pay retired civil servants a minimum pension of N25,000.

    This is coming about five months after the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria began the agitation for a new minimum wage of N56,000 for civil servants. The minimum wage […]

  • Buhari has neglected us – Pensioners cry out

    Buhari has neglected us – Pensioners cry out

    Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, Wednesday cried out over the level of debasement of its members across the nation, lamenting that President Muhammadu Buhari has deliberately shut his door against them.

    The union also alleged massive corruption in the management of pension fund under the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

    President of NUP, Dr. Abel Afolayan, who stated these during a press conference in Abuja, lamented that pensioners were the worst hit by the negative effects […]

  • Pensioners, Biggest Victims Of Corruption – NUP

    Pensioners, Biggest Victims Of Corruption – NUP

    Pensioners, under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Pensioners  (NUP) yesterday in Abuja said pensioners in the country have been the biggest victim of corruption that has bedevilled the country.

    Addressing a world press conference at the Labour House, Abuja, the NUP President, Dr. Abel Afolayan declared that the Pension Funds became a cesspool of corruption under the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

    Speaking on the many plights of the pensioners, Afolayan, said the pensioners were […]

  • How pensioners slumped during verification exercise in Lagos

    How pensioners slumped during verification exercise in Lagos

    Tragedy was averted weekend as three unidentified aged pensioners slumped during the verification exercise organised by the Lagos State Local Government Pension Board, for pensioners.

    The incident which temporarily halted the verification exercise occurred when the pensioners were struggling to submit their forms to government officials for verification.

    The exercise which took place at the old Lagos Secretariat, adjacent the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, attracted hundreds of elderly persons in their 70s and 80s.

    Some of the fragile looking pensioners were assisted to […]

  • Drama!! Angry Ogun pensioners lock commissioner in his office

    Drama!! Angry Ogun pensioners lock commissioner in his office

    It was another day of chaos as angry protester stormed the office of the Ogun State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Adewale Oshinowo.

    It was drama in Ogun State yesterday as angry pensioners on Thursday locked up the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Adewale Oshinowo, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital.

    According to report, the pensioners were protesting over the failure of the state government to pay two months pensions of local government retirees. After storming the office complex in […]