December 2, 2018

Ayogu Eze promises prompt payment of pension to senior citizens

Ayogu Eze

Ayogu Eze

Worried by the increasing number of pensioners who die while waiting to be paid, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator, Ayogu Eze has assured pensioners that when elected he will ensure prompt payment of pensions and other entitlements to senior citizens in the State.

Ayogu Eze

The Senator who made the point while unveiling some of his campaign materials said the sad news of deaths of pensioners while waiting for their entitlement gives the impression that “our society is not grateful for the services rendered in their active period.”

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According to him, “we are not happy that our pensioners are not paid on time. When we come in May next year, by June we will look for money to clear the arrears of pension.

“We should show that our people are grateful for the services of these sets of Nigerians who gave their productive years to the service of the country,” Eze said.

“As people are leaving service, their pension will be ready and kept in escrow accounts so they can be paid as soon as they leave.”

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On the raging minimum wage debate, Eze said as governor, he would implement the proposed minimum wage of N30k for the state workers.

He said the APC government wou work to return the internally generated revenue of the state to the Sullivan era so as to be able to get fund the welfare package for workers.

The event was marked by the launch of his manifesto, which detailed his plans for the State.