Pensioners Rally Support For Ugwuanyi


Pensioners under the payroll of Enugu State Government have paid a solidarity visit to the state Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, in appreciation of his commitment to their welfare, in spite of the nation’s economic challenges.
The jubilant retirees, who described Ugwuanyi as “one of the foremost pensioner-friendly governors Enugu State has ever produced”, reassured him of their “absolute loyalty and support”.
In their address presented by the state Chairman of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Comrade Damian Udeani, the pensioners, who turned out in large numbers, said that the governor has “continued to pay us pensions regularly”, which they noted “is vital for our existence”.
They added that Ugwuanyi’s administration, in keeping with its commitment to their wellbeing, had approved the release of N100 million every month for the payment of backlog of accumulated gratuities “most of which you inherited from past administrations”.
They equally appreciated the governor for reconsidering a verification exercise for pensioners who did not participate in the programme in 2016, stating that “these and many other kind gestures were why we gave Your Excellency an ‘Award of Excellence’ last December”.