Govs ‘re now emperors, governing with iron hands, Pensioners lament

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—Tell FG to stop treating retirees like spare tyres

–As NUP, FCSPB clash at World Pensioners Day

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA—SENIOR Ctizens under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Pensioners, NUP, .have lamented that one of the greatest challenge they face in collecting their entitlement was that many state governors have become emperors in their various states, governing with iron hands.

The pensioners have also frowned at the way governments at all levels handle their affairs and called on both the federal and state governments to treat them with respect.

They also asked all the three tiers of government to formulate policies that would address challenges against them, saying national assembly should include a punishment in the constitution which will compel State governors to pay pensions as at when due.

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This is as the Federal Civil Service Pensioners Branch,…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper