From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has disassociated itself from the garnishee order freezing the account of the State Government.
State’s Chairman of NUP Alhaji Musa Obakpa made the assertion yesterday at a press conference held at the State NUJ Secretariat Lafia, the State capital.
His words “Issues concerning the monthly pension and gratuity were being given attention at a time some few members under the guise of concerned pensioners rushed and obtained an order freezing the government account.”
The Chairman further stressed that the union want to use this medium to inform the public that the concerned pensioners are just 650 out of more than 9000 and their action does not represent the interest of the union.
According to him “It is not correct to say that pensioners were responsible for workers not receiving salaries before Eid-El-Kabir, because the group of concerned pensioners went to court because of pressure from their counsel to settle him.
“It is unfortunate that the concerned pensioners could not take into consideration the pain their fellow pensioners and civil servants could pass as a result of freezing of the account especially during Eid-El-Kabir,”.