The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has threatened to take drastic action if their demands for an improved welfare package are not met.
The NUP President, Godwin Abumusi, announced that he and other members of the Union are prepared to protest naked on the streets to draw attention to their plight.
During a press conference in Abuja, Abumusi called on the Federal Government to fix the national minimum pension at N100,000, in line with the proposed N200,000 national minimum wage by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
He emphasized that pensioners are being severely impacted by the current economic situation, with some receiving as little as N450 in Enugu.
The threat of a naked protest comes just days after the NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to address the rising cost of living and neglect of workers’ welfare.
The NUP’s actions serve as a stark reminder of the growing discontent among Nigerian workers and pensioners.
As the deadline for the ultimatum approaches, the pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to address the concerns of the NUP and other labor organizations.
Failure to do so could result in further unrest and potentially damaging public protests.
In conclusion, the Nigerian pensioners’ demand for a better welfare package and a more fair minimum pension has led to a potential naked protest.
The government must take action to prevent further escalation of tensions and address the concerns of its citizens.
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