Pensioners notion ideal jog in opposition to South-West governors over increment
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, South-West Zonal Council, says this may maybe occasionally take ideal jog in opposition to the governors in the build over non-compliance with the constitutional provision on pension increment.
Here is contained in a observation signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Waidi Oloyede and Sunday Akin, respectively and made on hand to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan.
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The union said it would take the jog, if by Nov. 30, the pension increment of 33.4 per cent and consequential adjustment of pension 2019 weren’t addressed.
It said Sections 210 (3) and 173 (3) of the 1999 Constitution states that pension ought to be increased any time salaries and wages of workers had been increased or every five years, whichever comes first.
The union, additionally said it had written letters to the governors in the build on the resolution of its assembly held on Sept.16 to take the governors to court docket, if they failed to implement the pension increments.
“The South-West leadership of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, at its assembly at Ado-Ekiti on Sept. 16, 2021, observed that these provisions of the structure enjoy consistently been held in breach by governors in Nigeria.
“This has led to immoral pension price with some pensions incomes as runt as N330 per month in some states even right here in the South-West.
“This infraction has resulted in poverty, debilitating ailments and even deaths among ratings of our pensioners,” the union said.
It said that easiest Lagos and Ondo Yell Governments in the South-West build had utilized the 33.4 per cent pension enlarge of 2010, whereas Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Ogun had no longer.
The union said there used to be one other wages enlarge of N18,000 to N30,000 in 2019 with its consequential adjustment to the salaries and wages of workers, and that used to be brought to the concept of the governors.
“Up till this 2d, no jog or be conscious has come from the governors indicating that they are looking to implement the enlarge.
“For the Governors in Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, and Ogun which enjoy no longer utilized the 33.4 per cent pension enlarge of 2010, it is appropriate that this be performed earlier than the implementation of consequential adjustment of pension 2019 in whisper no longer to short-change the pensioners.”