NUP laments non-payment of gratuities in North East


The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has lamented that its members in the north eastern states of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba havebeen denied their gratuities for three or more years after retirement.
National Vice Chairman (North East) of the union Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Ahmad made this lamentation in a press release issued to journalists yesterday in Bauchi, urging the state governments to be compassionate on the plight of the pensioners.
According to him, the nonpayment of the gratuities to the retirees is unfair, considering the services rendered by them while in service.
“Our pensioners in the north east are suffering from non-payment of gratuities by their respective governors, this payment will help the entire life of our members as they served 35 years, it will not be good to end up or even to die without their gratuities as they are the most senior citizens,” he said.
Ahmad commended the governments of Yobe for settling all outstanding gratuities to deserving pensioners and Gombe for increasing pensions by 100 per cent in line with Section 173 and 210 of the 1999 constitution.
“We are pleading with the governors of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba states to pay gratuities to our members promptly after retirement,” he appealed.


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