President Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba has called for an upward review of pension to help minimise economic hardship facing pensioners. Wabba said this at the 16th edition of Pensioners Day Celebration in Abuja. He said that the review of pension was long overdue, saying Federal and State government had been adhering to the constitutional provision.
“Section173(3) and 210(3) of the federal republic of Nigeria constitution 1999 (as amended) stipulate that pension be reviewed every five years or together with any increase in workers’ wages.’’
According to him, it is criminal that federal government pays N4000 as pension to some pension in this hard economy, if we want a better Nigerian than we must be willing to take care of our pensioners and workers. “ Our country is so blessed with various resources but it is a pity that we cannot account how it been spent.