By Paul Efiong Abuja
Kogi state Council of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners(NUP) has cried out to the state governor, AlhajiYahaya Bello to honourold citizens in his state by conducting quick verification exercise that would allow all genuine pensioners to receive their monthly pension.
Speaking with our reporter yesterday in Abuja, the chairman of NUP, Kogi State Council, Chief OnuAbdullahai explained that Kogi state just like other states of the federation has its own peculiar needs and challenges which he noted are not insurmountable for them to address.
He described the pensioners situation in his state as very pathetic stressing that the worst inhuman treatment they have been subjected to in the state was that of slow pace screening as well as inconsistence verification exercise which he alleged had sidelined NUP members for over two years, until last year when it was finally conducted.
According to Kogi NUP chairman, the hurdle was finally overcome after several attempts made by him along with other state executives had failed, saying “we have to summit a memo to the state government on total number of our members that were captured,about how many of us that are yet to be cleared for payment as well as numbers of those who have died and their pensions are yet to be paid to salvage plight of their next of kin.
However, KogiNUP chairman was optimistic that their pension shall very soon begin to role as their meeting with the state government held last week was fruitful.