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EXTRA: I’ll lead pensioners to protest naked if our welfare isn’t improved, says NUP president

EXTRA: I’ll lead pensioners to protest naked if our welfare isn’t improved, says NUP president
February 10
17:50 2024

Godwin Abumusi, president of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), has threatened to lead members of the union to protest naked if their welfare is not improved.

Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Saturday, Abumusi asked the federal government to fix N100,000 as the new national minimum pension in the country.

The NUP president warned that anything short of their demand would lead to members of the union protesting naked on the streets.

“In Nigeria, governments don’t think about the poor people, they only think about themselves. Otherwise, how can a pensioner in Enugu receive as low as N450? How can this be?” Abumusi said.

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“We wish to propose the sum of N100,000 as the national minimum pension to the tripartite committee in line with the proposed N200,000 national minimum wage by the NLC.

“Anything short of that would incur the wrath of the pensioners who are hard it by the prevailing economic hardship.

“I am going to lead Nigerian pensioners naked… I mean naked. We are going to protest. We are going to go naked on the streets so that the world will see the Nigerian pensioners demonstrating naked.

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“If they like, they will arrest us and say why do you go naked on the streets.”

On Thursday, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) gave the federal government a 14-day ultimatum over the rising cost of living in the country.

The labour bodies also accused the government of neglecting the welfare of Nigerians and the workers.

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