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South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by Mrakeli: 3:31am On May 24
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, South West Zone has vowed to sue state governors in the country over nonpayment of gratuities.
NUP said the gratuity was for their members across the country from 2008 till date.
Ayo Kumapayi and Olusegun Abatan, Zonal Chairman and Spokesman for the zone respectively, made disclosure at the end of the zonal meeting held on Thursday in Akure, Ondo State.
According to them, the union has discovered that nonpayment of gratuity to pensioners is not only in the South West but throughout the federation.
They said: “It has become a tradition of Nigerian governors to the extent that pensioners are not paid from 2008 to 2019.
“It has become a very serious affair and many of our pensioners have been dying prematurely as a result of this non-payment of gratuity.
“So, the South West Zone of NUP has decided to test certain parts of Nigeria constitution in a competent court of law.
“We want to determine whether it is constitutional that state governors should not pay gratuities and pension as at when due.
“Or if it is constitutional for them not to pay us, we want to determine it and if it is unconstitutional, then we will go further to determine the next level to take.”
They said the union supported the local government autonomy, explaining that governors had dabbled into funds of LGAs, which made them to shortchange pensioners and workers in their various states.
The statement added: “The NUP, therefore, calls for reduction of governors and lawmakers salaries packages and government should stop paying them life pension.
“It is distasteful and wicked that civil servants who work for 35 years and entitled to gratuity and pension but not paid as at when due.
“Section 124 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, states that those at the categories of collecting pension and gratuity, are definitely not lawmakers.
“Because you served for four or eight years and you want to take pension for life, what of those who served for 35 years.”
The Union, therefore, called for a review of law setting up the Revenue Mobilisations, Allocation and Fiscal Commission to empower it to place all political office holders, including the president, governors, ministers, federal and state lawmakers, on the same salary scale with civil servants from Grade Level 18 to Grade Level 25 in the country.
They said this would save the country’s economy from collapsing and enable government to have more money to take care of the needs of the less-privilege.
Also speaking, the National Deputy General Secretary of NUP, Chief Joseph Okunade, said the national leadership of the pensioners was in full support of the legal action against the state governors.
Okunade said: “We call for inclusion of retirees in the new N30,000 minimum wage to be known as the National Minimum Pension.
“We advise governors who are grumbling over payment of the new wage to shun frivolous spending to enable them meet workers and pensioners’ needs.”

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by kayusely70(m): 3:40am On May 24
They should do that without delay, most pensioners are wallowing in penury, while the rogue governors are living fat on our common patrimony. My personal opinion.

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by esiri4jesu: 4:55am On May 24
Please they should be paid and

Invest and wait rather than waiting to invest,

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by JudgeOGBUNABALI(m): 4:56am On May 24
Oya other parts of the country should follow. Enough of talku talku and useless protests.

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:59am On May 24
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, South West Zone has vowed to sue state governors in the country over nonpayment of gratuities.
NUP said the gratuity was for their members across the country from 2008 till date.
Please, sue their A$ses and get some very good lawyers.
All they know is all about themselves.
Corrupt souls.

We advise governors who are grumbling over payment of the new wage to shun frivolous spending to enable them meet workers and pensioners’ needs.”
GBAMsolutely!

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by JohnFrankling(m): 5:02am On May 24
Brilliant idea
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by AkataYeriYeri: 5:04am On May 24
I trust my people . They don’t condone nonsense.
Unlike our ipobian brothers that will even hail their useless governors .
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by saheedbadmus(m): 5:11am On May 24
Abeg Make dem sue this Govs biko..

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by Acermoon(m): 5:17am On May 24
Sue them.... but don't employ the service of okoro lawyers....

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by Chinashopping84: 5:19am On May 24
Sue them..why suffering these people.Its unfair

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by Lukgaf(m): 5:23am On May 24
And those not relected among them would have their retirement allowances ASAP. Injustice

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by dontbothermuch: 5:44am On May 24
When they were active in service, you took half of their salary under the name of pension fund. Now they are retired & have come to realize that the pension fund is just scam. Wicked politicians. You eat your salary & still eat others.
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by iammo(m): 6:07am On May 24
shocked


strange things happen in Nigeria.... Pension and Gratuity are meant to be deducted from a workers salary the day they are enlisted till the last day,. yet governors still wouldnt pay them their own future contribution.

Every money to Criminal Civil Servants and their Political officials is chopeable.. from Jamb money to CBN money down to NNPC money.

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Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by seunfly: 6:14am On May 24
Good step.
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by Reference(m): 7:04am On May 24
Please let us be abeg. Nigeria does not revolve around government workers. There is a larger and more important economy out there that is being ignored. If government after appropriating the bulk of Nigeria's earnings, assets and liabilities just to serve a miniscule fraction of its citizens and still cannot keep up, then there is something fundamentally wrong. Government is not attending to the goose that should lay the eggs of economic prosperity.

Yes, you heard it from me. If government was to switch its attention from its staff to Nigeria, its staff will benefit in the long run. Nations are run on the performance of the majority, not to the pleasure and comfort of the minority. The pension issue will remain unsolvable until the horse takes responsibility in front of the cart.
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by GFestus: 7:37am On May 24
that good to said for the government to do something
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by Shittabay4nija: 8:17am On May 24
Whe I see such treatment I feel so sad !!
I ask myself are this governor serous at all .
But a voice speak boldly to my hearth saying .
This people are the generic problem of our nation Nigeria.
They are the do call civil servant that have turned our to be evil worker working against the collective benefit of the oath of the office they occupy .
They are the people that sow the bad seed .
That is the main reason the political office holder can treat them like slaves .
We all need to retrace our operation in ant capacity we find ourself. Sincerely they have a good case but even if the law vindicate then God will apportion the adequate punishment for each stewardship. .
Without the failure of the civil servant in their duty it’s is very difficult for any political office holder to be easily corrupt.
The youruba will alway say
. Without an internal thief it’s very difficult for outside to rub.
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by BlackfireX: 8:39am On May 24
You can not do anything jooor.
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by gaskiyamagana: 8:40am On May 24
This will not work.
Let your members target them in social gathering will placards of simple, short and subtle words on their wickedness.
Re: South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities by slimfit1(m): 10:35am On May 24
The right thing to do sue the judges too if possible.

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