On Federal universities’ pensioners

Our union wish to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his first year in office. We, senior citizens, under the Nigeria Universities Pensioners Association, University of Ibadan branch, wish to remind the president that our outstanding pension arrears of 33 percent of two years and five months which was captured and approved in the 2016 budget is yet to be paid. We have been asking the Head of Service Office (Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to effect the payment of our entitlement since the budget had been approved.

We wish to put it on record that many of our members are ill and we have no money to buy drugs; it is also not an exaggeration that life has become unbearable for many of us. Some are on special diets which are not as affordable as the regular food items. We, therefore, hope that the president can do something about our situation.

  • Comrade S. Adebiyi,