Group praises Ugwuanyi’s commitment to pensioners’ welfare – The Sun Nigeria


The national leadership of the Nigerian Pensioners’ Union (NUP) has commended Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his “tireless commitment” to the welfare of the state’s pensioners.

They said Ugwuanyi has been able to care for retirees despite the state’s scarce resources and the country’s economic challenges.

NUP National President Comrade Godwin Abumisi made the statement when Governor G received him at Enugu Government House on Friday after taking office as the group’s new national president.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Abumidi is an indigenous people of the Ezeagu Local Government Area of ​​Enugu State and the first Southeastern national to lead the NUP.

He described Ugwuanyi as “a retiree- and worker-friendly governor” and said he is not on the list of state governors who are not worker- and worker-friendly.

According to him, they have a list of governors who do not pay pensions and bonuses.

“I am very pleased to announce that our dear governor (Ugwuanyi) and the Enugu state government are not on this list,” Hwe said.

Praising Ugwuanyi for his steadfastness, Abumisi said, “I would like to say that I am very happy to work with you.

“After winning the NUP Presidency, we said it would be nice for us to come to Enugu and tell His Excellency that we have done so.

“We are here because this is the first time in our history, in the history of the country, in the history of the NUP, that we have been fortunate to hold the position of National President of the NUP.

“The beauty of it all is that I’m from Enugu State, from a small town called Obeleagu Umana in Ezeagu LGA.”

For their part, retiree leaders in the Southeast Zone expressed their deep gratitude to Ugwuanyi “for the compassionate love, respect and honor you have shown to our retirees in Enugu State.”

On her behalf, Dr. GB Ugochukwu also commended the governor “for your friendliness to work and retirees, the regular payment of workers’ salaries, pensions, security and infrastructure development in the state”.

“All of this is possible because the state of Enugu is in the hands of God.”

Receiving Comrade Abumisi and his entourage, Governor Ugwuanyi said it was heartwarming for an indigenous person of Enugu State to hold the exalted position of National President of the NUP.

The governor congratulated Abumisi on gaining the enviable position and prayed that he would lead the union with godliness.

He urged him to provide the leadership he desires for the benefit of millions of retirees across the country.

Regarding his government’s commitment to the well-being of state pensioners, Governor Ugwuanyi, represented by his deputy Ms. Cecilia Ezeilo, said the government inherited a backlog of billions of dollars in tips upon taking office.

“To mitigate this challenge, the current government has committed to set aside N100 million a month to cover the 2009 tip backlog.

“A committee was set up to ensure the greatest possible transparency. However, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting global economic downturn, we have had to temporarily put them on hold to ensure salaries and pensions are paid,” he said.

The Governor announced that Enugu State currently has 12,000 pensioners with a monthly payroll of N630 million on the government payroll.

He added that Enugu is one of the few states in the country committed to paying the new national minimum wage with its consequent adjustments in 2020.

“As a result, the state’s payroll has doubled. Regardless, this administration has continued to pay salaries at or before the end of each month,” he said.

Ugwuanyi reiterated the warm working relationship between his government and retirees in the state. (NAN)


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