Min­istry com­mends re­tirees’ con­tri­bu­tions to na­tional dev’t

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mustapha Suleiman

As the world cel­e­brates In­ter­na­tional day for older per­sons, the Fed­eral Min­istry of Labour and Pro­duc­tiv­ity has ex­tolled the im­mense con­tri­bu­tions of re­tirees and the el­derly to na­tional de­vel­op­ment.

The Di­rec­tor, So­cial Se­cu­rity/ Co­op­er­a­tive De­vel­op­ment Depart­ment of the min­istry, Mrs. Mo­jisola Sonubi made the call in a fe­lic­i­ta­tion mes­sage on the cel­e­bra­tion of the 25th In­ter­na­tional Day of the older per­sons with the theme “Sus­tain­abil­ity and Age In­clu­sive­ness in the ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment.”

She said that due to the im­mense con­tri­bu­tions of the el­derly to the de­vel­op­ment of hu­man so­ci­ety, the Gen­eral Assem­bly of the United Na­tions has des­ig­nated 1st of Oc­to­ber of ev­ery year as In­ter­na­tional Day for the el­derly per­sons.

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