N22.6b Nig Airways Pensioners’ Release: NUP Praises Buhari

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…congratulates him on his inauguration

By Christiana Onuoha

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, for his approval and release of the sum of N22.6 billion to pay the balance of pension of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited having paid the first tranche about three months ago.

NUP in a congratulatory message to the President on his second term in office inauguration signed by its National President and General Secretary, Dr. Abel O. Afolayan and Elder Actor Zal, respectively wish Buhari long life, good health and wisdom to continue to pilot the affairs of Nigeria.

The statement this read; “The Nigeria Union of Pensioners the umbrella body of all pensioners in Nigeria hereby congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) and the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (GCON) on their swearing-in for a well-deserved second term in office.

“Equally, the Union wishes to express her profound gratitude to the President, for the approval and release of the sum of N22.6 billion to pay the balance of pension of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limitedhaving paid the first tranche about three months ago.

“It is fundamentally true that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It is exciting that after passing through the dark years in the hands of past administrations, President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that he is a true leader and lover of Nigerian pensioners as evidenced by this exciting and magnanimous gesture.

“In line with the above, we hereby urge Mr. President to expedite action on the release and payment of this money to the curious pensioners by directing appropriate authorities charged with the responsibility of the payment.

‘The NUP therefore wishes the President long life, good health and wisdom to continue to pilot the affairs of Nigeria into safety in his second term of office, taken into consideration the enormous challenges ahead.”

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