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2023: Vote credible, pensioner-friendly candidates, NUP advises members

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 The Nigeria Union of Pensioners NUP has advised its members to vote credible candidates who will prioritise the welfare of pensioners in the country in the forthcoming general elections Mazi Godwin Abumisi the National President of NUP gave the advice at the opening of its National Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Jos Abumisi who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for being pensioner friendly said members must vote someone that would continue in that regard Our President has proven to be a pensioner friendly president and as he prepares to leave office in 2023 we are duty bound to elect a successor who will ensure our interests as pensioners are adequately catered for and protected This is why we invited to this occasion all the leading presidential candidates to come and and address this gathering as regards their plans for pensioners welfare and the nation in general So it is very important and instructive that Nigerian pensioners will choose leaders that will treat us as human beings and not spare tyres or parasites he said Abumisi explained that the choice of Pensioners Fate in the Unfolding Political Events in Nigeria as theme of the meeting was deliberate to capture the yearnings of pensioners and Nigerians in general Declaring the meeting open Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau represented by Mr Sunday Hyat Head of Civil Service HoS of the state thanked NUP for the choice of the state for its 2022 NEC meeting The decision to host this event in Plateau is a demonstration of your confidence in the efforts of this goverment toward restoring lasting peace to the state he said Lalong explained that his administration had prioritised regular pension payments to beneficiaries adding that the payments were up to date We inherited over eight months pension arrears when we came on board in 2015 but today we have cleared everything We have placed high premium on the welfare of our senior citizens payment of pension is a frontline charge and we will not renege on that Lalong added In a brief goodwill message Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso the Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP promised to prioritise the the welfare of pensioners if elected in 2023 Kwankwaso who was represented by Pastor Alfred Dabwan the governorship candidate of the party in Plateau also promised to address all challenges being faced by pensioners in the state AZA NewsSourceCredit NAN
2023: Vote credible, pensioner-friendly candidates, NUP advises members

Union of Pensioners

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners(NUP) has advised its members to vote credible candidates who will prioritise the welfare of pensioners in the country in the forthcoming general elections.

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Mazi Godwin Abumisi

Mazi Godwin Abumisi, the National President of NUP,gave the advice at the opening of its National Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Jos.

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Muhammadu Buhari

Abumisi, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for being pensioner- friendly, said members must vote someone that would continue in that regard.

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”Our President has proven to be a pensioner-friendly president and as he prepares to leave office in 2023, we are duty-bound to elect a successor who will ensure our interests,as pensioners, are
adequately catered for and protected.

”This is why we invited to this occasion, all the leading presidential candidates to come and and address this gathering as regards their plans for pensioners’ welfare and the nation in general.

”So, it is very important and instructive that Nigerian pensioners will choose leaders that will treat us as human beings and not spare tyres or parasites”, he said.

Pensioners Fate

Abumisi explained that the choice of ”Pensioners Fate in the Unfolding Political Events in Nigeria ” as theme of the meeting, was deliberate, to capture the yearnings of pensioners and Nigerians in general.

Simon Lalong

Declaring the meeting open, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, represented by Mr Sunday Hyat, Head of Civil Service (HoS) of the state, thanked NUP for the choice of the state for its 2022 NEC meeting.

”The decision to host this event in Plateau is a demonstration of your confidence in the efforts of this goverment toward restoring lasting peace to the state”,he said.

Lalong explained that his administration had prioritised regular pension payments to beneficiaries, adding that the payments were up-to-date.

”We inherited over eight months pension arrears when we came on board in 2015, but today we have cleared everything.

”We have placed high premium on the welfare of our senior citizens; payment of pension is a frontline charge and we will not renege on that,” Lalong added.

Rabiu Kwankwaso

In a brief goodwill message, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) promised to prioritise the the welfare of pensioners if elected in 2023.

Pastor Alfred Dabwan

Kwankwaso, who was represented by Pastor Alfred Dabwan, the governorship candidate of the party in Plateau, also promised to address all challenges being faced by pensioners in the state.

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