The state chapter of Nigerian Union of Pensioners mobilises support for Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to enable him move the state forward
The state chapter of Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has called on people to support the current leadership of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to move the state forward. The state chairman of the union, Chief Festus Edward Abibio, made the call while talking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to Abibio, Wike need the support, cooperation ad prayers of all indigenes and residents to continue with the meaning development he has initiated, after many years of neglect by the previous government. Abibio announced that the governor has fulfilled his promise of paying three months arrears of their pension by directing the State AccountantGeneral to clear it with immediate effect.
“I do hereby confirm to you that, all pensioners in the Rivers state have received their three months pensions, and we are very appreciative of the concern of the governor, who deemed it necessary to wipe away our tears, impoverishment, humiliation and sorrow, perpetrated on us by the Ex-governor Amaechi led administration, Abibio declared.
Abibo expressed appreciation for the governor’s timely response to their plight, and also pleaded for the payment of the balance still pending, to cushion the economy of his fellow elder state’s men and women, traumatized by insensitivity of previous Rotimi Amaechi’s government of impunity and high handedness.
According to Abibio, “We plead with our amiable governor, that as soon as the finances of our state improves, he clears all outstanding of our pension owed us, arising from pension increase in 2003, 2007, and most recently, the 33% pension increase, which was computed and submitted to the former governor Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, but it was not implemented till date,” appealed.
He described Wike as one of the few politicians, who are painstaking at the implementation of their campaign promises, and charged politicians, traditional rulers, community leaders and youths, to maintain the peace in the state, for what he described as ‘meaningful’ development in the state to continue.
-Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt