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Pensioners In Northern State Still Earn N4,000 Monthly – NLC | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

May 1, 2024


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Borno says some retirees in the state were still being paid N4,000 monthly as pension.

The NLC chair, Yusuf Inuwa, revealed this in an address on Wednesday in Maiduguri to mark the 2024 May Day celebration.

He advocated an upward review of the pension to improve retirees’ social and economic well-being.

“Your Excellency, we wish to table before you that at this moment, there are some pensioners who are still receiving N4,000 as pension per month, which is grossly inadequate.

“We, therefore, pray for His Excellency intervention for upward review of the monthly pension,” said Mr Inuwa.

He also called for implementing the national minimum wage, paying outstanding leave, and providing transport grants to local government employees in the state.

The NLC chief noted the workers’ commitment to the state government’s transformation agenda and lauded Governor Babagana Zulum’s administration for the “feat” achieved in workers’ welfare.

He listed some of the achievements, including implementing promotion benefits to workers in the mainstream, paying gratuities to the families of deceased workers, and providing subsidised buses for workers and members of the public.

Also, Babayo Hamma, chair of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Borno, urged the state government to adopt the minimum wage approved by the federal government.

Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur lauded the harmonious relationship between labour and the state government.

Kadafur, who listed some of the training opportunities provided for the workers, including the N2 billion free interest facility, reiterated the government’s commitment to the welfare and training of workers.

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