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Ekiti pensioners laud governor over gratuity payment

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Ekiti State Council, on Wednesday applauded Governor Kayode Fayemi for releasing N250m to pay part of the outstanding gratuities of pensioners in the state.

This is contained in an appreciation letter signed by the NUP Chairman, Joel Akinola and made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti.

The union also commended the governor for the regular release of N100m monthly to offset part of the gratuities owed to members.

According to him, the gesture will go a long way in ameliorating their sufferings.

However, the union chairman appealed for the sustainability of the monthly release.

Akinola said the regularity of the payment had improved the living standard of pensioners, compared to what was allegedly obtainable during the previous administration.

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“The gesture clearly shows the governor’s love for the elderly, genuine empathy for our members and faithfulness to the promise to offset the outstanding gratuities,” he said.

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