The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has urged the Federal and state governments to urgently tackle insecurity bedeviling the nation.
The Pensioners’ union in a statement issued on Saturday expressed sadness over the alarming insecurity in the country.
The statement was signed by FEPPPAN’s President-General, Temple Ubani, General Secretary, Chief Mr Franklin Erinle and National Public Relations Officer, Mr Jonathan Iyoo.
”The Federal and state governments should urgently take actions to mitigate these excruciating effects of the widespread insecurity and high cost of living that currently bedevils the country,” the union said.
FEPPPAN noted that the alarming news of insecurity in every part of the country calls for immediate result-oriented action to avoid a total state of anarchy.
Pensioners’ union also felicitated with Nigerian pensioners across the country, federal and private retirees in particular and all Nigerians in celebration of the country’s 61 years of independence.
The union commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his steadfastness in payment of pensions and the prompt payment of the recently approved pensions arising from the consequential adjustment of the retirees’ monthly constitutional-backed pay.
The union noted that pensioners in the federal level were having the best time.
The union also commended the Minister of Labour and Employment, the Accountant-General of the Federation, the Executive Secretary of Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) among others who contributed to the smooth payment of pensions monthly