New Pensioners’ Union Appreciates Buhari’s ‘Special Care’ For Retirees

By Obioma C. Appolos

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners’ Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, for what it termed his ‘love for the Senior Citizens’ in the country and also urged him to include upward review of retirees pension in the implementation of N30 new minimum wage.

In a second term inauguration congratulatory message jointly signed by Chief Temple C. Ubani and
Mr. Franklin Erinle, President-General and General Secretary respectively, the Pensioners who congratulated President Buhari, also urged him to better their life the more by approving the payment of the outstanding 33% arrears owe to federal pensioners.

Accordingly, the statement read; “With gratitude to the Almighty God we write, on behalf of members of the Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners’ Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), to felicitate with you on your inauguration as the SIXTH civilian President of Nigeria for a second term.

“We are elated to join millions of Nigerians and other people of goodwill globally to share in this momentous occasion as we
look forward to another four years of continued fundamental reforms to save our beloved country. The past four years witnessed a new approach to nationhood with your credibility and integrity to drive the nation from the precipice to the
centre of development so that Nigerians will become proud of this Nation.

“In addition, we want to thank and also commend you for your love for the Senior Citizens of this country which is easily noticeable in your efforts for regular payment of our monthly pensions. The situation can only get better with the immediate
payment of the outstanding arrears of 33% for Federal Pensioners.

“Your Excellency, you have also shown a very humane disposition in approving a new Minimum Wage of N30,000 for the
Nigerian Workers. We are very confident that you will not forget to include MINIMUM PENSION in the blueprint for

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