Entitlements: Ogun pensioners suspend proposed protest

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The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Ogun Chapter , on Wednesday suspended its proposed protest over state governments refusal to settle their entitlements.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday by Waheed Oloyede and Bola Lawal, the State NUP Chairman and Secretary respectively.

According to the statement, the state NUP leadership had met with representative of the state government led by the Head of Service where salient issues were discussed.

According to the statement, the union thereafter, met and deliberated upon the outcome of the meeting of the leadership with the government team .

” The team expressed the willingness of the government to address the grievances of the pensioners as evident in the sincere steps jointly agreed which captured sufficient representation of the pensioners in the implementation process that is time bound.

” We have unanimously resolved to reciprocate the seeming sincerity of the government by kind considerations of the proposal from the government as enumerated in the Memorandum of Action signed by the Organized Labour.

“To suspend the pending protest for now to allow government to make good its promises.

“That the failure of government to address all the issues raised will force the NUP to resume the suspended protest.

” It is hoped that the state government will be sincere enough not to betray the reposed trust of the pensioners,” the statement read.

It would be recalled that the pensioners had threatened to embark on statewide rally over failure of government to increase the paltry N500 Million quarterly releases to offset the over N68 billion outstanding pensioners Gratuities that accumulated over the past 10years, despite several appeals.

Also refusal to implement the 33.4% pension Increase outstanding since 2010 and Inability to implement the Consequential increase in Pension approved by the Federal Government since 2019.

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