The pensioners in the southwestern part of Nigerian have decried the non- compliance of some governors in the Southwest on the consequential adjustment of pension increase with particular reference to section 210(3) and 173(3) of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigerian, 1999 as amended.
The concerned Governors are: Dr. John Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, Prince. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Engr. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state.
The pensioners, Southwest zone in a letter written to the governor’s in the Southwest signed by Comrade Waidi Ola Oladoye, the chairman, South -West zone council and Comrade Sunday Akin, the Secretary, Southwest council copies of which made available with the newsmen stated that, the governors in the zone have breached the constitutional provision resulting in inappropriate pension payment with some pensioners earning as little as #330 per month in their states.
Rising from their Southwest meeting held in Ado Ekiti recently, the pensioners urged the Southwest governors with exception of Lagos and Info which had implemented the 33.4 percent of the pension increase of the year 2010 to complied with this constitutional provision.
The union said, up till now, no state governors in the zone have implemented the 2019 consequential adjustment of the salaries and wages that have increased from #18,000 to #30, 000 which ought to have been implemented since April, 2019.
The letter also indicated that, ” in another two years, another wage increase will ensue and the Pensioners are afraid of not as usual be left in the cold as increase in salaries and pensions is embedded in the exclusive list of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999(as amended) which can not be abridged by any state government”.
The union however gave the governors in the Southwest till 30th, November, 2021 to do the needful on the consequential adjustment or else face the legal consequence of their actions.
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