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Edo Pensioners Disown Planned Protest

Leader of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Edo state has disowned a letter claiming that the union was plotting to protest against the state government.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Chairman of the union, Samuel Okhuelegbe denied the allegation during a stakeholders meeting in Benin City.

Okhuelegbe said the people behind the release of the letter do not represent the interest of the pensioners.

He added that the intention of the writers of letter was to create tension between the pensioners and the Edo state government because the pensioners were paid their pensions by the 25th or 26th of every month.

Okhuelegbe pointed out that the union has no reason to protest against a government that has paid twenty-one (21) years of pension arrears at the state and local government levels.

He said, “the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government introduced 13th month  pay for pensioners in Edo state, in addition to free health insurance which would help senior citizens to live longer life.”

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