The National Union of Pensioners has said that retirees in some states receive as low as N450, N500, and N1,000 as a monthly pension.
The union president, Godwin Abumisi, stated this during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
He lamented the economic downturn in the country, noting that many of its members are experiencing significant hardships.
“In Nigeria, the government does not think about the poor people.
“Otherwise, how can pensioners in Enugu receive as low as N450 as a monthly pension? We have been saying this but it seems as if we are crying wolf but it is a reality,” he said.
Abumusi noted the widespread issue of retirees receiving extremely low pension payments, ranging from N450 to N1,000 was particularly prevalent in the South-Eastern states.The NUP President further explained that the difference in pension rates across the country was due to a lack of pension harmonisation, which the union has consistently advocated for.
Punch / Arafat Ayofe