Benue pen­sion­ers hail re­form

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

Pen­sion­ers in Benue State have ap­plauded the pen­sion re­form and the state govern­ment’s ef­fort to­wards clear­ing out­stand­ing pay­ments owed them.

The com­men­da­tion is on the heels of yes­ter­day’s meet­ing held in Makurdi with chair­men and sec­re­taries of Nige­rian Union of Pen­sion­ers’ (NUP) from the 23 lo­cal govern­ment coun­cils of the state with the act­ing ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary of the state’s Lo­cal Govern­ment Pen­sion Board, Mrs. Beatrice Tsavmbu. The pen­sion­ers said the prompt pay­ment of their en­ti­tle­ments in re­cent times was a far de­par­ture of what ob­tained in the past.

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