Unpaid Pension: Govs use LG funds as pocket money, S’West pensioners allege

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Threaten legal action against governors

By Dayo Johnson

RETIREES in the South-West geopolitical zone, under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, yesterday, threatened to drag the 36 state governors to court over their failure to pay accumulated arrears of gratuities and pension in the country.

•A cross section of pensioners protesting unpaid benefits . Inset is Ivor Takor of Centre for Pension Right Advocay.

They blamed the failure of the state governors to pay their gratuities and pension regularly on “the reckless spending on humongous salaries and allowances of political office holders.”

They promised to approach the court “in the next two months to test the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) if it is lawful or not to owe them their entitlements.”

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