ELECTRICITY pensioners under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has re-elected Comrade Temple Ubani as President at the fifth quadrennial national delegates conference held in Abuja.
After the election, he promised to consolidate on the works already initiated with the Federal Government through the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) and Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited (NELMCO).
He said the executive members of the sector union will continue to ensure that all outstanding arrears being owed members by the Federal Government are paid.
According to him, the arrears comprises of harmonization, monetization, 120 per cent increase, Year 2000 retirees, pension arrears and electricity rebate.
He explained that the issue of irregular payment of monthly pensions to members every other month will also come to an end.
He said: “This administration will do everything possible to correct all anomalies in our pension benefits. The payment of monthly pension is domiciled with PTAD now Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited (NELMCO) before now. However PTAD management has assured us that this obnoxious period shall be eliminated in the 2016 appropriation Act. The continued delay in payment of 120 per cent arrears of pension arising from various increases has posed a big challenge to us but the union will not rest on its oars, as the struggle continues.”
Source: Guardian News