Rivers Pensioners Begs Gov Fubara To Be Included In The 100k Christmas Bonus, Laments High Cost of Drugs, Living Standard
Threatened by the high cost of living occasioned by the incessant hike in the cost of food items and drugs, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Rivers State council, has begged the State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, to come to their rescue.
In a release made available to Journalists on Friday, NUP Executive Members spoke on some of the challenges faced by pensioners in the state.
The state chairman, Com. Collins I. Nwankwo and secretary, Dr. Joseph J. Agbo, lamented that pensioners were unable to access quality health services, buy drugs, food, because of their pension which they said was insufficient.
They appealed to the governor to graciously consider their plight and include pensioners of the state for the payment of the recently approved N100,000.00 each to Civil Servants, explaining that they buy from same market.
Describing the Pensioners problems as very pathetic, more especially as regards to the cost of drugs, the union executives said, “we the Executive Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Rivers State Council congratulate Your Excellency, the Governor for the Christmas bonus of N100,000.00 to each civil servant in Rivers State, we say, thank you.
“We, the Executive of the NUP plead with you to also graciously consider the plight of Pensioners of this State.
“The cost of living is very high and we buy from same market. The Pensioners problems are very pathetic, more especially the cost of drugs. Based on this, may we therefore appeal to you to consider payment of the Christmas bonus of N100,000.00 to each Pensioner as “what is good for the goose is also good for the gander.”
They further prayed God Almighty to bless Fubara and his family for, “considering the plight of Pensioners of the State.”