Retirees in the six Southwest states under the umbrella the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, (NUP), has advised the Federal Government to allow students to write this year’s WAEC exams despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

The Union, which made the plea this in Akure, during its Southwest Council meeting attended by zonal officers, State Chairmen and State Secretary, urged Federal and State governments to put in place preventive measures that would allow Primary 6, JSS and SSS 3 students to write their exams.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria after the meeting, the Zonal Public Relations Officer of NUP, Chief Olusegun Abatan, also called on the Federal Government to issue circular on the implementation of pension increment in line with the 2018 minimum wage for workers.

The NUP leaders, who commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for approving 33% pension increase recently, pleaded with him to device means of offsetting accumulated gratuities of pensioners in Ondo State.

The Southwest pensioners issued 21 days ultimatum to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu and other states in the zone to settle all outstanding entitlements of pensioners in the state or face mass protests by members.

Leke Adegbite


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