Minimum pension: FEPPPAN wades in, urges pensioners against protest

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), Thursday, urged her members not to protest against non- implementation of minimum pension.

The association while reiterating its call for President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily intervene and ensure that pensions adjustment for pensioners be implemented without further delay in order to forestall imminent actions by the senior citizens, FEPPPAN stated that its National Administrative Council (NAC) had earlier engaged government on the matter and was given a satisfactory response that assured “federal government is at the final stages of approving, issuance of circular and implementation of the negotiated adjustments for pensioners.”

According to a statement signed by its President-General, Chief Temple Ubani, the union said, “Consequent upon the signing of the Minimum Wage ACT by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR in 2019 and the implementation of the law for the active workers of the Federal Government of Nigeria, FEPPPAN and other sister pension unions have been variously prevailing on government to implement the pensioners component of the law in accordance with the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

“Furthermore, on the 1st of March 2021, FEPPPAN wrote a passionate open appeal to Mr. President and copied all relevant government agencies and stakeholders on the subject. The letter which was delivered to the addressees’ hard copies were also published in the print and online media.

“As a follow-up on the matter the National Administrative Council of FEPPPAN further took up the Executive Secretary of PTAD, Dr. Mrs. Chioma Ejikeme on the matter, at a scheduled meeting of both parties held at the Directorate’s headquarters in Abuja on the 15th April 2021.

“We therefore appeal once more for the President’s intervention, so that the pension’s adjustment for pensioners will be implemented without further delay to forestall imminent embarrassing actions by the Senior Citizens.”

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