Easter: The Struggle Continues, Pensioners in Kogi Optimistic of A Better Tomorrow, Felicitates with Members

Pensioners in Kogi State have assured it members that the struggle for improved welfare of members continues, says it looks forward to a better tomorrow.

The Pensioners said they look forward to palliatives to cushion the economic hardship they are facing in the country, described Pensioners with fixed and percentage pension as worst affected in the present circumstances.

The Kogi State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Comrade Clement Ohida, made made the remarks and appeal during an interview with our correspondent on this year Easter day celebration.

Engr. Ohida commended the State Government for the payment of 85% of pension in the previous month, says it looks forward to an improvement as well as payment of gratuities.

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“We are praying that palliatives that should reach pensioners in Kogi State. They should give us some relief of packages that will ameliorate our suffering. Inflation is hitting so much on all Nigerians including pensioners.

“The economic hardship is affecting everybody either you are a pensioner, civil servant or anyone in the country. Inflation does not discriminate. What pensioners are taking can not carry us through the month. I will say God has been the one sustaining us.

“The pensioners are really hard hit with the present economic situation because we are taking percentage especially at Local Government level. Full payment is not enough not to talk of half.

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“We are very sure that the Government will do something because they have done it in the past and the present administration is willing to do more for pensioners in Kogi State,” he said.

Ohida further appealed to the Kogi State Government to improve their welfare, and pay their backlog of gratuities and harmonize pensioners in the State.

He, however, charged pensioners both Christians and Muslims to imbibe the spirit of oneness and sustain the true practice of their fate.

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