January 30, 2023



NUP adopts October 5 as Pensioners’ Day in Nigeria, duties members on 2023 elections

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has endorsed October fifth of yearly as pensioners’ day in Nigeria.
That is previous to President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of the day (fifth October) as a nationwide celebration day for older individuals within the nation.

NUP Nationwide President, Comrade Godwin Abumisi, made this know when he offered his handle on the lately held Nationwide Government Council (NEC) assembly of the pensioners’ union in Jos, Plateau State.

He mentioned: “It’s gladdening and gratifying to carry to the discover of this home that the first of October of yearly is asserted world-wide by the United Nations as Older Individuals’ Day with a view to draw the eye of world leaders/Heads of Governments to their plight. Sadly, the day coincides with Nigeria Independence Day anniversary.

“As pensioners, we’re computerized members of the “Older Individuals”, and in consideration of the truth that our Union had made a number of efforts and entreaties to the Federal Authorities to formally declare the eleventh of December of yearly as “Pensioners Day” however to no avail, it’s my thought of opinion that we combine into the “Older Individuals’ Day” which has obtained the blessing of the Federal Authorities.”

Moreover, NUP decried the non-implementation of the 33.4% pension improve and adjustment on pensions by State Governments.

Contained within the NEC communique collectively signed by Comrade Godwin Abumisi and the Union’s Common Secretary, Comrade Actor Zal, NUP additional expressed concern over the extensively publicized challenge of humongous pension advantages to the President, Vice Presidents, Governors and different political workplace holders.

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Additionally, the Union requested {that a} Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme for Pensioners and different senior residents be established and funded by Telecommunication Tax.