By Rotimi Famakin

Members of the Contributory Pensioners Union of Nigeria, CPUN have called on the Federal Government to implement an upward review of their monthly entitlement to ease their hardship.

The union made the appeal while addressing Newsmen during its general meeting at the Institute of Agricultural, Research and Training, I.A.R and T, moor plantation, Apata, Ibadan.

Speaking on behalf of the union, the Southwest Zonal Chairman, Chief Joseph Idowu highlighted the demands of the union, among other things, to include stagnated monthly programme, withdrawal and annuity, nonpayment of palliative to members, nonpayment of 15 and 33 per cent increase in pension since 2007 and 2009 and its consequential adjustment in 2019.

Chief Idowu, who said about 30 members of the union had died due to insufficient funds for their health upkeep, explained that the government had responded to their plight despite several efforts from the union to that effect.

Some members of the union, including Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria retirees, Mr Ademola Afolabi, Mr Wale Adelowo, and Mr Femi Oladipo, said it is high time the Government reviewed their monthly take home to meet current economic realities.

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