Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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NUP holds National Delegates Conference next Wednesday

NUP holds National Delegates Conference next Wednesday

...Ambode, Obiano, others to be honoured

The Nigerian Union of Pen­sioners (NUP) has con­cluded plans to hold its 10th quadrennial delegate conference scheduled to hold next Wednesday to elect leaders that will pilot the af­fairs of the union for the next four years.
The NUP is an affiliate of the Ni­geria Labour Congress (NLC) and oversees the welfare of pensioners in the country.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja and signed by Comrade Bunmi Ogunkolade, the union also revealed that six gov­ernors will receive award of excel­lence in recognition of their role in the welfare of pensioners.
The governors include Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Am­bode; Ogun state governor, Ibi­kunle Amosun; Jigawa governor, Abdullahi Badaru; Plateau gov­ernor, Simon Lalong; Anambra governor, Willie Obiano and Yobe governor, Ibrahim Gaidam.
Ogunkolade said the governors are being honoured because they are not owing pensioners in their respective states.
The delegate conference with the theme, “challenges and pros­pects of pension administration in a democratic Nigeria” will also at­tract other top dignitaries includ­ing Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba senators and others..
About 400 delegates are expected at the conference which will hold in Kaduna.


He said pensioners in the coun­try will use to conference to assess what the future holds for the con­tributory pension scheme in the country and also set agenda for the federal government as well as re­solve on how to tackle state gover­nors who have deliberately refused to offset pension liabilities to the senior citizens.