By Leke Adegbite
Retirees in the Southwest zone under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, have warned those pushing for the postponement of May 29 handover date from President Muhammadu Buhari to the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to save the country from unnecessary constitutional crisis.
The pensioners also appealed to Asiwaju Tinubu to come up with policies that will improve their living standard, as demonstrated by outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari in the last 8years.
Briefing newsmen on behalf of the Southwest leadership at the end of their Zonal Meeting in Akure, the Ondo State, the Zonal Public Relations Officer of the union, Comrade Olusegun Abatan, pointed out that nothing must change the handover date as enshrined in the nation’s constitution, while the judiciary must be allowed to do justice to the election petitions before them.
The Union leadership which rated Osun, Ekiti and Ogun state governments poorly in terms of gratuities and pension arrears payments, urged them to emulate Lagos, Oyo and Ondo state governments in enhancing welfare of the senior citizens.
The NUP leaders commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for being the first governor to approve the Consequential Adjustment in pension of retirees, called on other southwest governors to emulate same.