PENSIONERS BEG PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO GIVE THEM FREE HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Written by darling on December 12, 2019
Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) have appealed to President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to approve free medical treatments for them who are 70 years and above across the country.
National President of the union, ABEL AFOLAYAN who made the appeal in his address in Ado-Ekiti to commemorate this year’s Pensioner’s Day, explained that offering free medical treatment to retirees would enhance their standard of living.
AFOLAYAN spoke through NUP state chairman, AYO KUMAPAYI, pleaded with government to make the payment of pensioner’s allowances first line charge by ensuring early payment of pensions before payment of workers’ wages as a mark of honour and respect for the senior citizens.
While congratulating members on this year’s celebration, he assured them that the union would continue to place more priority on their welfare towards getting their retirement benefits from the government.