Coronavirus: Ogun State pensioners demand N10,000 each from Governor Abiodun
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, (NUP), Ogun State chapter, has demanded that the Governor Dapo Abiodun pay each of its members a sum of N10,000 to help them survive the lockdown period.
In a press release signed by the state secretary Bola Lawal, the union stressed that its members are currently going through untold hardships during the coronavirus lockdown in the state.
He added that the money they receive as pensioners can not feed them for three days and there is need for the government to pay N10,000 into each pensioner’s account as a palliative measure to cushion the effect of the lockdown.
“Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ogun State council wishes to express the untold hardship experienced by the pensioners of Ogun State as a result of COVID-19 lockdown,” the statement read, via the Punch.
“Most of these pensioners earn N5,000 and below as monthly pension. This amount cannot carry them for three days as food allowances. How then do we expect them to survive the 14 days lockdown without food?
“In view of the above, NUP calls on Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to pay N10,000 into each pensioner’s accounts as a means of palliative to soothe the pain of the lockdown.
“It would be appreciated if Ogun State pensioners are allowed five trailer loads of food items out of the 100 loads of food items sent by the Federal Government.”